Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I can’t do it”?
It is likely that you have as it is one of the most common negative and disempowering thoughts out there.
How can we flip that negative bomb into something more empowering?
What do you do with that thought?
Is that really something that we want to be carrying around? Is that what we want to be saying to ourselves..... likely on repeat and even worse, actually believing it and allowing it to remain a belief whether subconscious or not?
I know I don’t!
This is something For the past 9 months I have really been focusing and training myself to pay more attention to these ANTS, these AUTOMATIC NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
We all have ANTS..... whether we are aware of it or not.
So, what can we do about it?
The first thing is to just Start..
Start Noticing the thoughts that come through our mind and decide to change them.
A possible New Positive Thought to I can't do this or I can't do that could simply be...
I am a work in progress and/or I am learning.
I can/will figure this out! Everything is... Figureoutable (Marie Forleo)
Or ‘I can do whatever I put my mind to’
Yes, I still find myself allowing these disempowering ANTS, these limiting words and expressions to creep into my internal dialogue even though I have intentionally been focusing on changing them. It takes work.. It take intentional work..
Henry Ford said,
‘Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.’
So if we tell ourselves that we can’t, we are sending messages to our brain that we can’t, and in turn creating the experience we will have. And vice versa...with positive thoughts.
We have arguably 70,000 (ish~depending on the research) thoughts per day...
So, ask yourself, "What message do you want to tell yourself?"
What way do you or could you rephrase those ANTS?
My challenge to you is:
Let's do ourselves a favor today and let’s turn over a new leaf this November (and beyond)... and start NOTICING our thoughts more.
Start by Sharing your thoughts in the comments or shoot me an email. I would love to hear how you change the disempowering thoughts to Empowering ones.
Have a lovely day!