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Friday, July 20, 2012

Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals
How Self-Talk Can Help (or Hinder) Your Progress
-- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert

4. Reward yourself for right thinking.
Most people reward themselves for things that are far less important than changing how they think and talk to themselves. You reward yourself when the scale hits a certain number, or when you maintain a healthy habit for a certain number of days. There’s nothing wrong with this. It works—which is why you should also reward yourself for changes in your attitude and thinking. Establish goals (streaks) for verbally treating yourself with the same respect and care you offer to other people; for staying focused on positive solutions; for keeping things in perspective; and for acknowledging your successes. Come up with some meaningful rewards for meeting these goals. You can even reward yourself for cutting a negative rant short, or for recognizing that your last slip was just that, or for taking the time today to find one thing you did well.

The important thing is to start where you are right now, and keep moving in the direction you want to go. When you take responsibility for becoming your own best friend, supporter, and coach, a whole new world of possibilities will open up for you.

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    this is exactly where i am now in life. i'm making it a daily habit (actually many times a day) to talk to and encourage myself. it really helps you to keep a positive attitude! thanks for sharing :)
    3121 days ago
    I needed to read this, thanks
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    I needed to hear this, Thanks
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    Thanks for sharing
    3297 days ago
    Good Blog
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