What is your default self talk?
What is your default self talk is about your autopilot self talk. This is permanently set and if you do nothing about changing it will always steer you in the one direction.
Just like a plane or a ship when its autopilot settings are entered it will always head for that destination. It will keep going until the captain takes control of the steering mechanism manually and guides the plane or ship to the destination that has been programmed into it.
Well regardless of whether your are aware of your self talk or not it is always there. It’s always being programmed by the experiences and people that you encounter. Some people are able to get in touch with their self talk so it becomes their best friend whilst most people just ignore it. Everybody has had a self talk from the time they were born. All those nos when you were doing something wrong and all those words of encouragement when you did something right become the foundation of your self talk. Every experience throughout your life impacts on your self talk. These can either be negative or positive.
Self talk is that little voice you can hear when you are trying to make a decision about something. It weighs up the situation and suggests a few options to consider. It can be very positive and give you clarity as to what you should do. This is fantastic when the message is clear and positive. However at times it can be negative and lead to uncertainty. This is the time that your self talk is working against you.
The inner voice trying to guide you is a result of the constant self talk that has entered your subconscious mind. Imagine a time when you have encountered a very trying or dangerous situation, think back as to what your thoughts were at the time. Did you hear yourself working through the situation as if you were talking to yourself?
Can we change our self talk?
Now that we have established that our self talk is happening all around us all of the time, the question that needs to be asked is can we change our self talk? The answer is yes. What is your default self talk can be altered by you. I am sure you can do a better job at programming your self talk to have a new default setting. You become the captain that shifts the switch to manual and suddenly you are flying the plane or steering the ship. You can take it wherever you want it to go. You become the captain of your soul. How liberating would that be.
How can we change our self talk
Changing your self talk or if you like crafting your self talk becomes and ongoing mission. You need to feed your subconscious mind a self talk that works for you. It has to energise you and motivate you so that your subconscious mind listens to the new programming.
What are you waiting for take charge don’t allow your default self talk control your life. take the controls and create your own destination to reach.