Positive Self-Talk [20 Reframes]
SUPERHUMAN SCORE: 8.9
Written by: Ben Meer | December 18, 2022
Positive self-talk is a superpower. Reframe these 20 negative words into empowering ones.
1. Failure → Learning
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First, why this works:
Euphemisms for negative words help you lower the intensity BEFORE you seek to understand the emotion.
(So they don't impact you as powerfully.)
The goal is NOT to pretend the emotion isn't there.
The goal is to deal with the emotion…on YOUR terms.
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I curated 20 word reframes from Tony Robbins' book, Awaken the Giant Within.
You'll go from being your #1 critique to one of your biggest advocates.
20 powerful reframes, here we go…
1. Failure Learning
2. Exhausted Playing in overtime
3. Disappointed Delayed
4. Stuck Exploring new angles
5. Overwhelmed In demand
6. Overwhelmed Some imbalance
7. Depressed On the road to a turnaround
8. Embarrassed Aware
9. Rejected Misunderstood / Overlooked
10. Nervous Energized
11. Lost Searching
12. Hate I prefer
13. Sick Cleansing
14. Stupid Unresourceful
15. Destroyed Set-back
16. Drained Recharging
17. Afraid Uncomfortable
18. Furious Passionate
19. Sad Sorting my thoughts
20. Have to Get to
What words do you habitually use (whether self-talk or vocalized) that create negative feelings in your life?
If they didn't make this list, come up with your own alternatives.
Write 3 down today
“There is nothing more attractive than a person who loves himself or herself so deeply that their positive energy and love spill over to others and to the world.”—Vishen Lakhiani, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
When you take control of your self-talk, you'll become a beacon of light to those around you.
BRINGING IT HOME
I think about this quote often:
“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”–Ludwig Wittgenstein
Here's to a limitless 2023 🚀
All systems go,
P.S. Wishing you a wonderful holiday! I so appreciate your support this year.
I'll be taking next Sunday off to recharge and spend quality time with family. See you back on New Year's Day! 🥂