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11. Use positive self-talk

11. Use positive self-talk

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

W. Clement Stone

Replace negative self-talk with chat that benefits you. Change “I can’t do this” to “I can do this”. Action then good feelings flow from empowering self-talk. I like Theodore Bryant’s take on positive self-talk in his book Self-Discipline in 10 Days . He calls them “Vitaminds” – vitamins for the mind. To benefit from vitaminds you need to take them regularly in conjunction with other useful tips revealed in this article.

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5. Leave your comfort zone

5. Leave your comfort zone

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

Confucius

Any lesson on fear, anxiety, growth, and human evolution teaches you to expand your comfort zone. I like to use my feelings of discomfort as a flag of growth. Do the same. Know that by stepping outsi...

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9. Enjoy yourself

9. Enjoy yourself

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

Epicurus

Take a break, have fun. I don’t know how books can be written on this idea alone. I’ve said enough.

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4. Be present

4. Be present

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

Move your focus out of the past to stop worry and out of the future to stop anxiety. With presence comes a calm collection of thoughts and feelings. Eckhart Tolle’s

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10. Appreciate life

10. Appreciate life

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Socrates

The self-help tip is also taught as being grateful for what you have. In every problem is an opportunity. When there is a crest, nearby is a peak. I doubt you can attribute that quote to me, bu...

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1. You decide how you feel

1. You decide how you feel

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

You are the one who can turn that frown upside down. No one else can do it for you. If you feel like trash right now because your dog bit you, you can

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2. Model the successful

2. Model the successful

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating… too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.

John Wooden

Simple and effective. It just makes sense that by modelling a person’s actions you become like them. The sel...

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6. Don’t procrastinate

6. Don’t procrastinate

You may delay, but time will not.

Benjamin Franklin

So procrastination is bad. Hmm, really? Bet you never heard that before. Set goals, create a to-do list, skip activities that add no value, then work on what matters to get what you want.

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7. Be responsible

7. Be responsible

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!

Jonathan Winters

When you step up in your life by taking responsibility for what you potentially influence, great things happen. You are responsible for sitting at home on your computer wallowing in self-pity. You are the reason for ...

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8. You are unique

8. You are unique

Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

Alison Boulter

You are special. Sounds corny to me. I prefer to hear about pixies and unicorns. What I teach that you may find more helpful is to create self-to-self comparisons rather than self-to-other comparisons. This means c...

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Continue to 4

A third point to consider when taking in self-help is common knowledge often gets passed down generations because it has repeatedly benefited earlier generations. Then again, I could be wrong. It is possible we just believe the psychological equivalent of the world is flat.

Consider a fourt...

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12. Visualize what you want

12. Visualize what you want

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.

Jonathan Swift

Visualization is a commonly recommended technique with positive self-talk. It is becoming increasingly popular in therapy as psychologists use imagery to not only work through problems, but change behavior. The b...

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3. Like attracts like

3. Like attracts like

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

If you want something, become what you want. Similarly, the law of attraction says we attract what we think about. Visualize your desired reality to bring it to fruition. The popular self-improvement tip has been around for centur...

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4 Warnings Before You Read Another Article

4 Warnings Before You Read Another Article

You now know what you’d remember from reading 158,000 self-help books. Should you never read one again?

Consider this: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last.” said the late motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. “Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Not o...

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Negative self-talk can derail your efforts to get things done in every aspect of your life. Telling yourself that you’re a lazy person is a form of negative self-talk.

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