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Speak Truth in to Your Life

It happens.  Maybe you are just doing your life the best you can.  Life isn’t perfect but it is good.  Then out of the blue this critical voice creeps in to your head. 

 “You messed up again!”, “When are you going to learn?”.  And to top it off, you probably had people in your life making you feel like the voice is right.

That critical voice does nothing but keep you stuck.  When you are stuck, everything around you feels and looks negative.  Negativity grows until you are seeing your life with an overly critical lens.

Has that ever happened to you? 

How to Speak Truth in to Your Life

Be consistent.  Think about how consistent you are in criticizing yourself.  Be just as consistent speaking truth.  With consistent steps you can change the negative self-critical voice and create positive energy that speaks life over your life.  Ask yourself two questions.

  • Who told you that?  Who told you are going to mess up?  Who told you that you aren’t capable?  Who is the person in your life that says they have your best interest or even love you but seems to also come at you with negativity? Set a boundary with that person, let them know it’s not okay to talk to you with negative words. We unfriend people on social media, you can unfriend someone in real life too.

  • Is it true?  Is what you are telling yourself truth?  If you find the source of the first question, ask yourself if what you were told was really truth. Consider the source.

  • Next find a trusted friend.  This person has your back.  They speak life and have been your cheerleader in life.  Let that person speak life and truth over you.

  • Now get out of your head.  Go do something fun.  Treat yourself to your favorite food or activity.

The Result of Stopping Critical Self-talk

The best part of stopping critical self-talk is freedom and balance.

Freedom to be who you were created to be without any judgement.  Take a deep breath and remember what truth is and hear the truth from the cheerleader in your life.

Balance in how you think about yourself.  That balance will also extend to family and friends.  People are attracted to people with positive outlooks. 

For more information and discover what you really want to do with your life check out Discover Your Real Life.




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