Positive Self-Talk for Success
Team You: Target Your Team To Win
Most people sell themselves short. They do everything they think is right, but still find themselves coming up short when it comes to being where they want to be in life. Positive self-talk is a way to change that pattern.
The problem is that we often fail to realize that winning is not the product of an external force but the consequence of an internal disposition.
With a positive mindset you can transform your team from any sad streak to a glad streak. And given this fact, you can use the right focus to turn TEAM YOU into a winning team. It’s time to let positive words help you to gain the right focus.
Team You Keeps You In The Evolutionary Process of Progress
Why try positive self-talk for yourself? This is the right habit for you to employ for yourself to get TEAM YOU where you want to be in life. Positive self-talk changes the way you feel about yourself and that’s what changes the way you interact with others in the world around you. This is also the right habit that you need to cultivate in order to effectively manage stress so that you can stay in the flow of rising to new heights in life.
Positive self-talk will keep you in the constant flow of “the evolutionary process of progress”, which is a desire located at the core essence of all humanity.
How does positive self-talk work to enhance your life?
As soon as you set a goal, then achieve it, you’re off to set new goals and achieve those too. So you already know how the evolutionary process of progress works. Remember when you used to measure every inch that you grew when you were a child? That’s how, even as children, we desire to stay in “the evolutionary process of progress”.
Team You, through PMA and positive self-talk, is simply your internal GPS system which keeps you on the right track in life. It also protects you from the detours that lack of attention to good stress management techniques can cause.
Team You is a valuable philosophy that will allow you to assess your strengths and weakness and determine how to get yourself ready to stay in your winning game!
Professional Athletes and Positive Self-Talk
The legendary football coach Vince Lombardi was a master of positive self-talk. He knew that if he reinforced certain messages with positive words, both he and his players would always be ready to handle the competition.
One of his most highly quoted phrases says that “confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
Think about that phrase as you examine your own level of confidence.
Do you have a positive attitude even when the people or things around you don’t seem so positive? Would you want yourself on your team or as team captain?
If not, it is time to make the necessary changes to transform yourself into someone you would! How do you go about this? You use the three P’s:
3 P’s To Improvement
• Positive Self-Talk
• Positive Reinforcement
Positive self-talk is the foundation for a positive attitude; a positive attitude is the structure for positive words; and positive words make Team You a winning team!
Getting “amped” for the big game is not just something that applies to professional athletes, but much to the contrary. It applies to you and your big interview, your big meeting with your new client, your big presentation, your hot date, and all of the most important moments in your life.
Anyone who regularly engages in positive self-talk can pep themselves into feeling good through the use of positive words. As a result, the better you feel, the better the quality of your life is going to be.
Positive reinforcement is essential to strengthening those attitudes, behaviors and self-confidence that you want to exhibit.
When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger feels that his offensive linemen have done a good job of protecting him, he buys them new suits and takes them out to dinner.
Positive Self-Talk Helps Change Behavior Patterns
You can use this tool to reward yourself for good behavior and increase the likelihood of doing them again. For example, set goals according to the following schedule:
• Macro: What would you like your big picture to look like?
• Micro: Where can you implement ideas from your big picture into your life right now?
• Mini Micro: Which actionable steps are becoming your new habits/How are you going to start?
Write them down and every time you meet a goal, give yourself a reward. Just like you find in the article 8 Easy Stress Relief Solutions, many types of therapy are useful for positive reinforcement, so find which ones suit you the most.
Buy those shoes you’ve had your eye on for a while, go get that new suit or indulge in a delicious dessert! Whatever it is, exercise the self-discipline to treat yourself only when you’ve done something to make your team a better one. This way you’ll look forward to treating yourself and continually display the behaviors that will continually transform your life.
It’s good to remember that just like with any useful skill, you need to practice positive self-talk. How you perform in practice is how you’ll perform under pressure. It’s all about forming the right set patterns of habit for yourself.
This type of habit forming pattern is the same skill that proficient musicians utilize to go out on stage in front of great masses of people with precision and mastery. Likewise, the more you practice positive self-talk, the better you’ll be at doing it and the easier it will be for you to do.
Self-Confidence Is Contagious
By training and disciplining yourself to practice your positive self-talk regularly, you will find yourself performing well under pressure and managing stress will get much easier to do for you. The more often you give yourself a chance to exhibit your new confidence and positive attitude, the more you will show others that you are the coach of a winning team, and the more they’ll want to keep you around.
Remember, confidence is contagious, and positive self-talk promotes your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Engaging in the 3 Ps will inevitably lead you to the 4th P: The Power of Positive Thinking. Having built up your confidence and self-esteem with positive self-talk and reinforced winning behaviors with positive reinforcement, you will have prepared yourself to understand that the power of positive thinking on a much deeper level.
These are the skills that will take Team You anywhere you want to be!
Here’s to your positive self-talk success!
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