Rewording Your Inner Voice

Has anyone ever told you that “you’re simply not good enough?” How did it feel? Statements like these are grounded in defective cognitive distortions, and they’re not helpful. Imagine telling yourself this. Allowing your inner voice to tell you that you’re not good enough for something eliminates the possibility of you getting better over time.

This simple yet potent statement undermines your potential to improve, erases the chance for personal development, and disallows a positive future. We all know that if you work hard enough, say hire a coach to help you, you will eventually catch on.

Now, consider this…

Would you ever tell some you truly care about that they’re not good enough? Would you have the guts to tell them they’re “such a loser,” or that they’re “completely alone” with the same type of malice you use when you speak to yourself this way?

No, you wouldn’t.

It’s time to be a little kinder to yourself.

Don’t even think that these statements are acceptable because they’re “practical” or “honest.” In truth, a negative inner monologue is a sign of an unhealthy intrapersonal relationship and that’s something you must address right away.

If you think the words you speak to yourself have no power or impact whatsoever, think again. The form of self-speak that you take part in and allow yourself to indulge in is going to directly impact your self-esteem and self-confidence because of its effects on your emotions.

Think about this: Negative self-talk and negative inner discussions are often the result and generally the cause of low self-esteem.

Self-esteem VS Self-confidence

Confidence and self-esteem are two different things. Self-esteem generally refers to whether you appreciate and value yourself. It usually develops and changes as a result of your life experiences and interactions with other people. On the other hand, self-confidence is your belief in yourself and your abilities.