If you think you can or you think you can’t – you are correct!
This quote is attributed to several people in history, including both Henry Ford and Aristotle. It doesn’t matter who the quotation is attributed to, it is most certainly true.
The power to control our thoughts (our self–communication) is of paramount importance in every element of our lives: what we attempt, how we attempt something, even if we attempt something will depend upon how our mind perceives the activity. Ultimately the success or failure we enjoy or endure depends on our thoughts and our beliefs.
So where do these thoughts come from? How did they get into our minds? Are they a result of our beliefs, or maybe our beliefs are a result of our thoughts? We know we have both limiting and empowering beliefs, so how can we ensure that we have an abundance of the good and a shortage of the bad? It is indisputable that our thoughts command our actions, but the question is, are we in control of those thoughts? Indeed, how can we build our lives and determine our successes without the handicap of fighting against an internal influence that is so powerful?
It is a question of self–communication, expert Self–Communication!
This overriding element of our communication skills set is actually the key to achieving success in all we do, it is the starting point – the base – the core ingredient. It is either a handicap or a great and powerful support – one or the other. It is never passive or non-consequential.
At Communicate4 we aim to help you make self-communication a powerful support: to know how to ensure that it is never a handicap. To ensure that whatever we wish to achieve, our thoughts and our inner voice will encourage and motivate us to success and our self-communication will spur us on to attempt even greater things.
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The Optimist’s Creed
- To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
- To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
- To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
- To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
- To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
- To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
- To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
- To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
- To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others.
- To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Christian D. Larson