Saturday, April 21, 2012

Self Talk

Tired of work meetings, Lynn tried to change her attitude by revving herself up for them. 'Let's meet it up!', she would say, while deep inside she was thinking - really, another meeting?

Lynn was practicing positive self talk. A term I googled to double check I had not made it up only to learn that Lynn would make the motivational coaches of this world very proud. While I was not in Lynn's meetings last year, I can say that self talk works. We believe the stories we tell ourselves. Often a little self deception is all that is needed to take the first step and before you know it you are doing something that you didn't think that you could or wanted to do.

If you hear a voice within you saying,
'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint
and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Lynn, you said you were inspired to write this down and send it to me by another blogger who posts phrases on postcards. Who was it?

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