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.


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


  2. Thanks for great advice Diane.


  3. I teach my kids to repeat positive words to themselves.

  4. Hi Diane! This is great advice.

  5. 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."

  6. This is good advice thank you!

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

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

  9. 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! :)

  10. 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