One of the most crippling and paralyzing things we do to ourselves is talk to ourselves in a negative, critical way. Arianna Huffington calls this "the obnoxious roommate in your head." Say you are about to take on a new challenge, do something a little outside of your comfort zone or even start another day of work -- how do you speak to yourself? Do you think of all the things that could go wrong, how your boss or client has it in for you, recall and berate yourself for a mistake you made last week and think of all the judgments awaiting you once you get stared? If so, yikes! I would not want to get out of bed either.
Here is what happy and successful people do (note both of these things -- not just one). They think of what could go right. They think, "what if..." and end the sentence positively. They think of the opportunities they will uncover, the things they will learn, how the tasks that await them require t...
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