Managing Our Internal Dialogue
"What you think about, you bring about.."
- James McPartland
Thoughts create words, words create mental pictures, pictures create action, and action creates results. How we communicate is everything, starting with how we communicate with ourselves.
The only domain with which we have complete control is language, and being deliberate about managing our internal dialogue is the first step to achieving what we want in our lives.
So how do we tune in and listen to our minds? Well, I start by going through the steps below:
Grab a journal.
Find a quiet moment.
Take time to clear your mind and write out anything that is taking your focus away.
Write out where you want to get to and where you’re starting from.
Ask yourself the following questions:
What always holds me back?
What do I wish I thought about myself?
What do I need to believe about myself in order to achieve my goal?
Make a plan and write out the habits you will need to instill and those that you will need to stop doing.
Finally, recognize that by changing our mindset and recognizing our internal dialogue is directly associated with our results, we can have mindshift to achieve what we want in life.