Most motivational thinkers and speakers recommend talking to yourself daily, out loud, and in front of a mirror. Say positive, optimistic, and success-oriented things. The idea behind this is that the stories we tell ourselves have real and practical impact on our reality.
It sounds so easy to do, doesn’t it? Say two or three scripted sentences to yourself in the morning in the mirror after flossing.
I’m going to posit that forming the habit described above takes MORE willpower than other, seemingly harder things. I’ve tried to do the talk-to-yourself-with-positive-things in the mirror, and was able to keep it up just a few days. Just thinking about doing it right now makes me squirm a little inside because it really is a challenge.
Because it was a new year, and as most people do, I thought about some habits I wanted to add through January and February. And successfully and with ease added daily meditation and a daily blog post. Each one takes about thirty minutes. Both are pleasant. Both feel well within my boundaries.
Yet, the idea of adding a daily habit of speaking positive goals into the mirror (time required: MAYBE thirty seconds) seems really, really challenging.
So here goes- onwards!