Saturday, April 28, 2012

A to Z Challenge - Your Internal Voice

For the A to Z Challenge, my topic is leadership and goal-setting. I am posting short excerpts from my book, Overcoming Obstacles with SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership and Goal-Setting, along with an inspiring photo. Enjoy and dream big!

Your Internal Voice

One of the first items we need to control is our internal voice. The chatterbox in our heads is detrimental to our self-esteem as well as our attitude. Develop awareness of the words uttered silently in the mind. Are the phrases uplifting or downgrading? Remove belittling words of condemnation from your vocabulary. Even if no one around offers an encouraging word, play the role of cheerleader for yourself. Allow your stream of conscious to inspire and uplift. Do not speak as if you are your own worst enemy.


12 comments:

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Love it Diane. If we all followed this advice we'd live in a much happier world.

Denise

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for great advice Diane.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We are our own worst enemy.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I teach my kids to repeat positive words to themselves.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Diane! This is great advice.

Tamara Narayan said...

Cats must have great internal voices. Mine have never seemed to have a moment of personal doubt. Except when they're struck by the clumsies. Then they just look at me as if to say, "I meant to do that."

Jenni Steel said...

This is good advice thank you!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks all for your comments. I had a book formatting order yesterday and had to take care of it first.

Martha said...

I'm taking a last minute blog jog to meet some new friends from the A-Z challenge list. Following :)

Super Earthling said...

I wholeheartedly agree, Diane! It's so important to shift our inner voice from negative to positive whenever possible.

Just now discovered your blog through the A-Z challenge. From reading several of your posts, your book certainly sounds like a great read! :)

Crack You Whip said...

Brilliant...

Eric W. Trant said...

My doctor asked, Why do you want to get on the anti-depressant medication?

To quiet the voices, I said.

She stopped writing and looked at me, real serious and squint-eyed. You hear voices? she asked.

Tell her no! the voices yelled!

No, I said. I was just kidding. I'm just stressed out is all.


- Eric