Neuroscientists have established that every person in the world carries an ongoing inner dialogue with themselves between 150 and 300 words per minute.
That works out to be 45,000 – 51,000 thoughts a day!
In fact, researchers say you can’t go more than 11 seconds without self-talking.
Much of our inner dialogue is neutral. You say, “I must remember to give the dog a bath … or buy a gift for the team party.”
However, many people carry an inner mind talk which contain self-defeating talk such as “I’ll never lose 20 pounds”… “Why bother trying to improve my speed?” … “I can never get ahead” … “If it can go wrong, it will”, on and on.
Why is it important what we say to ourselves anyway? Because self-talk creates the “mental software” for a particular belief to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Much of our happiness or unhappiness and our success or lack of it is actually wired into the brain’s neural network from early childhood. Your beliefs, whether positive or negative, are etched into your brain – into comfortable grooves or neural pathways – along with incoming data from your senses travel on its way to the old interpretation in the brain. (Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry will change your life starting today.)
If you want to change anything or improve anything in your life, you must change negative and limiting beliefs into empowering ones — which means you must re-wire neural tracks in the brain. How? In exactly the same fashion you laid down the tracks in the first place — by repeatedly and consistently using positive self talk or mind talk.(1)
By simply becoming aware of how you talk to yourself, and converting negative thoughts into positive affirmations, you take a critical step towards raising your self-esteem, your success and effectiveness in all areas of your life.
Changing negative self-talk is the fastest way to move from an “I can’t” loser attitude to an “I can do it” achiever mindset. When you tell yourself you can do it enough times, you create new neural tracks which then become a positive self-fulfilling prophecy.
The purpose of the Mental Strength programs is to train you to quickly recognize whenever you’re stuck repeating negative, self-defeating beliefs. Listening to the audio programs and reading the Mental Strength and Peak Performance training manual helps you develop a habit of quickly turning them around into life-affirming statements or affirmations which support goals and aspirations.
If you need anything along the way, we are happy to help!