The Voice in the Head

Laura Novakowski  -  May 09, 2012  -  , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments

I’ve come to realize over the course of time, that the greatest noise in my head,  the voice that hammers at me day-in-and-day-out, is me. This is that little voice that becomes so loud that it can and does make or break a person, a family, a career, a community, or a world’s spirit.

Here’s some messages that can play over and over in my head

  • I’m not good enough.
  • I’m not smart enough.
  • I’m not rich enough.
  • I’m not deserving of a promotion or a healthy relationship. 

Now it’s your turn.

I’m not…

I’ve come to realize over the course of time, that the greatest noise in my head,  the voice that hammers at me day-in-and-day-out, is me. This is that little voice that becomes so loud that it can and does make or break a person, a family, a career, a community, or a world’s spirit.

How can we change the recording in our head so that we can appreciate our ability to thrive and grow, learn and lead personally and professionally? How can we change our heads so that we allow our hearts, our passion to believe the following…

  • I am interesting!
  • I am making a contribution!
  • I am  terrific!
  • I am a great writer!

Now it’s your turn.

I am…

There are actually many techniques and tools to help us take better care of heads so that our hearts, our soul, our passion and our purpose are achieved. Fortunately, for me, I tend to by nature be a person that sees the cup more than half full and often overflowing, but even I need help sometimes.

How can we change our words and pictures to help us become a person and leader that we have great love and appreciation for?  We can start in the children’s section of the bookstore or library and read The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper.

 The Little Engine that Could is one of my favorite children’s books and the reason is this little phrase that plays over and over again,

 “I think I can!”

“I think I can!”

“I think I can!”

If we chug along with that thought in our heads, it becomes surprising how we view ourselves very differently and are able to achieve extraordinary results.  Let’s put it to use right now…

Do you want a successful business? Think I can!”

Do you want a new job? Think I can!”

Do you want a new relationship? Think I can!”

Do you want to write a book? Think I can!”

 Do you want to be courageous, successful, happy, at peace? Think I can!”

Now, let’s move into the psychology section.  Denis Waitley wrote a book and created an audio book entitled, Psychology of Winning.  Dr. Waitley details theTen Steps for Winning often put into practice by Olympic athletes and top executives alike.  One of thetop steps is positive self expectancy.” This one in particular certainly can help us to improve that voice in our head and position ourselves for a more effective, productive, happy and healthy life.  We must use our self talk  to create our own “little engine that could,”  in order for us to create positive self expectancy and ultimate success.

Reframing our thoughts and our words into strong, positive, affirming statements is the key. Index cards are a fabulous pocket-sized tool for everyone. The one side is lined for words. The opposite side is blank and a great place to draw a visual or take a picture and tape it on the card. The little index card is the perfect vehicle to pen strong, positive affirmations to set your thinking straight and create strong visuals to help you wrap your heart around feeling successful. 

The problem with most of us is that we seldom shake ourselves and wake ourselves to the noise that goes on in our heads. Unfortunately, the yammering today is destructive and limiting. We find ourselves becoming less and less. Our dreams fade. Our lives fade.

When with a little conscious effort and positive self expectancy – our dreams grow and our lives flourish, because then new voice says over and over again

“I think I can!”

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