You are what you think! The mind is an incredibly powerful thing, but you can choose to have this work for or against you. If you let your mind get all cluttered up with negative self-talk, pretty soon you will believe these words and life will play out accordingly. If, on the other hand, your self-talk is nurturing, forgiving and optimistic, your mind will accept your thoughts as truth and attract positive things to you.
We’ve all been guilty of negative self-talk (“That was so stupid!?” “I can’t believe I messed up again!”), but it only serves to chip away at our feelings of self-worth. In addition, our children observe our self-flogging and learn this self-esteem-killing behavior.
Instead, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could teach our children the life skill of ‘positive thinking’. What a difference it could make in their lives! After all, positive thoughts are both free, and freeing!
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Do your best to ensure that positive thoughts are the first thing to come into your head when you wake up and the last thing you think about when you go to sleep at night…and teach your children to do the same!