You are talking to yourself!

You are talking to yourself in your head, everyone are. It was a big change for me when I realized I could think about my thinking. In psychology it is called Metacognition, when you are thinking of what your think about.

Here is a more formal definition – “Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s own cognitive processes or anything related to them”

So here is a task that can really change your life, no kidding.

Set as a goal for one day to try to notice when you are thinking about something or when you are talking to yourself.

The more you are aware about your inner voice the easier it is to control it. You biggest critic is yourself. Even when no one is giving your bad feedback it is far too easy to start an inner dialog dragging yourself down. Self confidence is perhaps the most important success factor and by talking to yourself in the right way you can build your self confidence a little day by day.

Once you have an unshakable self confidence nothing can really stop you. Combine this with a positive mental attitude where you make an effort to take all news as positive news.

Now you not only have a much greater chance for success in what ever you decide to do. You will have an easier time dealing with people and most important of all. Even if what you do does turns out as a failure you will even enjoy that.

For me it was a big revelation when I realized I could actually analyse what I was thinking and try to change my thinking. I still have a long way to go. But now I catch myself all the time realizing I am thinking in non constructive ways that only harm me and I can change my thinking.

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Comments

I couldnt agree more. People tend to let others ignite the sparks in their mind without filtering. “Think, Think, Think” should be “Think right, Think right, Think right”

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