I didn’t realize I had such negative self-talk. Kristen Lamb points out that the brain starts listening at the first active verb, so when I say to myself “I won’t fail this test,” what my brain is hearing is “Fail this test.” Changing your self talk to positive, active verbs can help: “I will pass this test.” Read the rest of Kristen’s blog to see how you are sabatoging your own positivity.
In my last post we discussed striving to find balance and giving ourselves permission to be imperfect. This brought about some interesting discussion and I’d like to expound. I confess. Americans are notorious for “shortening” the language.
We use a lot of words as synonyms when, truth be told, they aren’t. Or we have “blanket words” which mask truth, thus prevent us from making progress in life, with relationships, our career or even ourselves.
As writers, we of all people should appreciate the power of words. We have the ability to create entire new worlds that could possibly endure hundreds or thousands of years…all by using various combinations of symbols. Words have creative and destructive power. This is true in non-fiction, fiction and in life.
When I began college, I was on scholarship to become a doctor, thus spent over three years…
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