Step 1: Cultivate Awareness
Metacognition: Thinking about thinking
“Awareness to me is that you thought about how you think.” –DJ Hillier
The best way to work on your awareness is to write more.
Step 2: Remove Soft Talk
- I guess
- I sort of
- I kind of
- I might
- I think
Solid Talk: Speaking in affirmatives & absolutes
(want you want vs. what you don’t want)
“I might go to the gym this week”
“I will go to the gym Monday, Wednesday & Friday this week at 6:15am.”
See the difference?
Which one are you more likely to follow through on?
Step 3: Leverage Self-Talk
Self talk: positive but realistic
“Abracadabra” – with my words I create
Accept reality. Reject excuses.
Own your language. Own your reality.
Read: Leverage Self-Talk: A Practical Guide