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March 18th, 2019

Give Up

You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it. –  Dr. Robert Anthony

I find it hard to believe that I would title anything give up, but right here, right now, with this quote, give up works.  There comes a time when you have to give up on the negative thoughts, and the doubts that fill you and stop you from getting what you want.

I hate, and I mean hate the negative thoughts, the doubts and the negative self talk that can fill my head.  It gets in my way and stops me from getting some of the things that I really want.  I know I need to give it up, but I know for me it’s hard to do and I’m sure it is for other people as well.  Those negative things can often masquerade as common sense, or the “safe” choice.  They are tricky little buggers!

One thing I like to do, and it may work for you is to talk back to those negative thoughts.  That’s right, talk back, in fact, you can even argue with them.  For example, I have this incredible story idea that has been building in my head for quite a while, but I haven’t done anything about it. Why? It’s simple – fear.  Fear of failure, fear of it not being good enough.  I’m having lots of arguments with those negative thoughts.  “You may fail?”  “So what. If I try, I may succeed, but i I don’t, I fail automatically.  “It’s not good enough?”  “How do you know it’s not good enough if you don’t try.”

Yeah, I have conversations like that in my head all the time.  I’m working hard to give up the negative thoughts, the doubts and the negative self talk. I’ll admit, arguing with myself may be a little unorthodox, but it’s starting to work for me.  Try it. Find a way to give up those negative thoughts and you’ll be surprised at how much you achieve!

Originally published at Think Positive 30. You can comment here or there.

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