There are many opportunities to get one over the voices in our heads.
We must seize these opportunities because what we say about ourselves eventually becomes true.
If seeing is believing, then speaking is becoming.
The brain voices don’t have the best manners, especially when no one is watching, so I like to relay a positive message whenever possible.
Whenever we say greet another human, we ask, “How are you doing?” or “You alright?” or something similar.
The easy answer is “fine” or “alright” or “good.”
But recently, I started replying, “I’m great,” or “fantastic,” or “excellent,” even if I wasn’t feeling particularly awesome.
And wouldn’t you know it, it wasn’t long before I actually was fantastic.
Or rather, it wasn’t long before I realized that I already was fantastic, and always had been.
A lot better than just ‘fine,’ anyway.