Fear creates negative self-talk and is often what holds us back from success. If you are fearful of taking chances because you may lose the security that you currently enjoy, you may try to convince yourself that you are happy in your current situation when in fact, you are not. Your self-talk may sound positive in your attempt to lie to yourself. But you know you are limiting yourself. And that fear and your self-talk are holding you back from your dreams.
When changing to positive self-talk, reframe your fears by identifying them. Ask yourself:
• What you are afraid of?
• What can be the worst that can happen?
• Will the worst happen?
• What is the best that can happen?
These tips for breaking down your thoughts to see if there is any way look at things more positively can help you confront your fears. By doing this, you will realize that the worst-case scenario is not as bad as you think or will not likely to happen. In fact, the benefits of change will appear, and you can see that they are worth the effort and risk. And by breaking the fear down in this manner, your inner self-talk changes.