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Who is the voice you listen to the most? Hear the most? Get annoyed with the most? Get motivated from the most?
If you are like most people, the voice you hear the most is the one inside your head. That voice is called your inner voice. You hear it when you are getting ready for sleep, when you are reading, when you are meditating, when you are thinking, and that’s just the beginning.
This voice is a constant stream of thoughts, some that distract you and some that propel your towards whatever you are currently working on.
However, for most people this voice is the voice that dictates part of someone’s self worth. This voice is responsible for how we view ourselves and too often, we allow this voice to be fed with negative thoughts.
We listen to the voice and feel that it’s the only way when in reality we have the power to control this voice and feed it with positive self-talk.
There’s a common story of a Cherokee grandpa teaching his grandson about life. In the story, he talks about how each person has two wolves inside of us: one evil and one good. The evil wolf is full of hate, anger, sorrow, ego, and lies, and the good wolf is full of love, happiness, empathy, generosity, and truth. The grandson asks his grandfather which wolf will win and the grandfather goes on to tell his grandson whichever one you feed the most.
This is exactly like the voice inside our head. We can listen to negative thoughts we have and allow them to control our actions and mindset, or we can feed the voice in our head with positive self-talk and take control of ourselves.
We can replace the doubt and insecurity in our own head with compliments and words of encouragement. Instead of letting that inner voice tell us we aren’t good enough or we can’t achieve a certain goal, we can fill our mind with positive thoughts that today is going to be amazing, I am a great salesman, I am happy, or I am going to go for it.
Look at the image above. Say each one of these aloud or in your head. Let these be a guide as we take control of our thoughts and talk to ourselves rather than listen to ourselves.
When you change the narrative from allowing your thoughts to control you to feeding your mind with positive motivation, you become your own biggest motivational speaker. The more you hype yourself up and the more you focus on the positive self talk, the greater chances you have of living a more happier and successful life.
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