Talk Yourself To Success
There are many things that drive people to success, and a key factor
is what is known as ‘internal dialogue’. This is the
dialogue that is constantly playing inside your head. It’s
the voice that starts talking as soon as you do something, meet
someone, or think about anything.
In many cases, this voice can be destructive and knock you down,
though it is possible to quite easily harness his internal dialogue
and use it to propel you to the success you desire and deserve.
You may notice that on occasion the voice is negative in what it
says. For example, you see something you really want to buy and
it says, “You can’t afford that.” Or you see someone
you are really attracted to and the voice says, “They’re
way out of your league, they’ll never go for someone like
Quite obviously, this does nothing to make you life any better.
Therefore, why not change the content of the voice? When it says
something negative, counter it with a positive suggestion. For example,
when the voice says, “You can’t afford that.”
Respond mentally in a firm and positive voice with something like,
“How can I afford it?” A question that empowers you
and propels you into positive action.
This may take some time, and you may notice initially you do not
always catch the voice and correct it. However, keep it up and before
you know it, you will have changed the negative dialogue into a
positive, empowering one.
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You can also change the tone of the voice. What would happen if
instead of the usual tone of voice saying, “I can’t
afford it” you hear the voice of Homer Simpson, or Donald
Duck, or any comic character saying it? You certainly wouldn’t
listen to the voice and take it seriously, you would laugh at it
and it’s power over you would be broken.
This technique can be extended to helping you motivate yourself
to do something. When faced with the washing up, what do you hear
in your head? Do you hear a whiney voice saying something like,
“You really ought to do the washing up or you’ll get
into trouble” or a commanding and scary voice saying, “Wash
What would happen if the voice were a soft and really seductive
voice speaking in your head? The sort of voice that gives you shivers
down your back. What if it said something like, “Let’s
do the washing up big boy.”? How would that motivate you?
Stephen King, the author, uses this technique with his writing.
When he has to write he hears this very loud and powerful voice
shouting at him as if through a megaphone saying something like,
“WRITE NOW!!!!!” It almost scares him in to writing.
However, you don’t need to scare yourself into action. You
can change your internal dialogue to be anything you want; whatever
works best for you to motivate you and help you to get where you
want to be.
Listen to your internal dialogue and play with changing the tonality,
volume and tempo to find the type of voice that works best for you.
Create a number of different types of voices, one for motivation,
one to stop you doing things, one to make you feel loved, one to
make you feel happy and so on.
Mastering your internal dialogue is a major key in mastering your
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(c) Jason E. Johns