"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."- Philippians 4:8
Psychologists confirm that we ‘self-talk’ between 150 to 1500 words a minute or 45,000 to around 51,000 thoughts a day.
By attaching electrodes to the speech areas of the brain they’ve discovered that we still talk to ourselves even while we sleep!
What’s interesting is that most of our self-talk filters through our conscious mind subliminally. In layman’s terms, most of the time we don’t even know what we’re telling ourselves!
I’ve done a few tests in live meeting rooms asking people to see how long they can go without self talking. When they do they must raise their hand. I’ve never had anyone get past 10 seconds.
Your self talk can be compared to the captain of a ship while the chief engineer below the water line, your potential.
When the captain of a ship radios the chief engineer in the engine room and says, “All ahead two thirds,” the chief engineer does not question the command. He’s below the waterline so relies solely on the directives he’s been given from the bridge.
With this in mind what sort of commands are you sending to the chief engineer of your ship?
"I always screw things up? I’ll never succeed in my own business? I’m too dumb, too old, too young, too smart, too shy, too bold, too bald, too fat, too skinny, too ugly, too pretty? I could never do it?"
The Bible says, “As you think in your heart, so you are.” What an awesome statement and one that deserves a great deal of reflection.
As we think, so we become.
The engineer’s job is to match the commands he’s given with performance.
“I’m fat. I’m a loser. Things never go well for me....” ??
Is it possible that your self talk could be sending limiting or sabotaging commands?
From example, “I’m too old to create a decent retirement fund.” That going to shut you down, verses, “Age is a distinct advantage. I have the wisdom and the experience that comes with years.”
My point is your beliefs will need to support you if you’re going to achieve your goals.
So how do we go about this?
For example, “I weight 82 kilos.” “I save $X per week towards a deposit on my first home...”
I’ll show you how to install this new directive soon, let’s take a look now at the right brain.