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Why Self-Talk Matters
Sometimes a message is so profound few words are necessary. This March blog post is one of those messages.
I recently came across Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. and his updated book What to Say When You Talk to Your Self. What a simple but insightful reading with the backing of neuroscience to support his message. We all do it…we talk to ourselves. Right?
The new science relates the brain to a computer. Self-talk and thoughts are the keyboards entering our words and the brain stores what you say or allow others to say about you. About this Shad writes, “It is no longer a success theory, it is a simple but powerful fact. Neither luck nor desire has the slightest thing to do with it. It makes no difference in whether we believe it or not. The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it most about you, it will create. It has no choice.” I have not been around too many people who are in love with themselves according to how they talk to themselves—and you know what I am talking about.
If the brain registers what we tell it most as the dominant influence in our lives, I would like to offer some thoughts from another favorite book, the Bible, that says, “Whatsoever a person thinks, so they become.”
To keep this simple and profound, here are other the wonderful words from the scripture to repeat over and over to program your brain to bring about positive things in your life. “Friend, I pray you may prosper in all things and be in health just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2. That is what God desires for you! Say it and think it continually.
I can’t think of a more powerful statement to reflect on and program into your brain. Even if the circumstances of your life do not represent that today, your brain will receive, believe, and will seek to manifest into your life.
TriVita Members, be watching for the VitaJournal in March. It is loaded with positive and meaningful messages from authors like Gil Mertz on forgiveness and Andi Baxter on the breakthrough in how physical exercise supports your health. March is your month to spring forward in wellness!