You’ve got this voice in your head. Some people call it “monkey mind.” It’s the chatter that screws with your confidence, undermines your productivity, and makes your life more complicated. It tells you things like:
- I’m not good enough.
- I shouldn’t barge into that conversation.
- I’ll never make my quota.
- It’s too hard.
- Isn’t it time to go home yet?
And a hundred other whiny things that make you feel inadequate. When your monkey mind is in control, it’s impossible to get anything done. You feel defeated before you try.
News flash: if you can psych yourself out, you can psych yourself in.
The Law of Attraction. The Power of Positive Thinking. The Secret. All the concepts are there. If you simply stop, recognize your self-defeating thoughts, and work on replacing them with positive thoughts, you can make yourself feel better. Actually, you can make yourself believe anything you want. You’re in charge... unless you give that job to your monkey.