For those of you who have attended my workshops the picture attached will be familiar. For those of you who haven’t seen this before it is somewhat self-explanatory, however, here are some more thoughts.
Think about this –
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”
With that is mind, keep your thoughts positive at all times. Keep the negative thoughts at bay; ignore them, don’t give them the time of day.
You know the thoughts I mean:
- I can’t do it
- I am not good enough
- What if I make a mistake?
- What if I can’t remember what to say?
- I will make a fool of myself
- What if people laugh at me?
- What will the audience think?
- I will not know the answers to questions
- What will people think?
- I have never been able to do this before
The good news is that if you do not let these thoughts in, you continually dismiss them, they will show up less and less. So you can change your thoughts about speaking in public. You can move your thoughts to the positive by being aware of and dismissing the negatives.
Keep your thoughts above the line and stop limiting your success. You are the only one involved here. Change your perception of your limitations and the fear will disappear.
Isn’t it time to step up and take control of your fears? If you are using excuses then you are limiting YOU. Those people who are high achievers, who have a ‘can do’ attitude live their life above the line and continually think positive thoughts. They have a glass half full lifestyle and they take 100% responsibility for their actions and their life.
I once lived my life below the line. Once I became aware of this I decided to make the change. The decision was instant and then it was a continual process. I no longer wanted to be the victim so I started to build my knowledge (which also pushes fear aside) become more aware of my thoughts and language and step up. Once I started the change of thought process it became easier and easier.
Isn’t this where you would rather be living your life . . .above the line?