As Within, So Without

Tony Fahkry
Jul 27, 2018 · 5 min read

Why Your Self-Talk Speaks Volumes About You To The World. Are You Listening?

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“You will become what you think about most; your success or failure in anything, large or small, will depend on your programming — what you accept from others, and what you say when you talk to yourself.” ― Shad Helmstetter, What To Say When You Talk To Your Self

If someone were to look at how you treat yourself, what might they say about you? It’s said, we will never speak to anyone more than we speak to ourselves and this is why we must be kind to ourselves. Knowing that, what is the relationship you have with yourself? You see, every interaction we have with others begins inside our heads and echoes throughout our external world. If we are not happy with our relationships, we ought to examine our thoughts to see how we treat ourselves.

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We Must Become Our Own Therapist

“The brain simply believes what you tell it most. And what you tell it about you, it will create. It has no choice.”― Shad Helmstetter, What To Say When You Talk To Your Self

Life can be difficult and this is why few people make the time for self-enquiry to journal their thoughts on paper. This can be an important step because it gives us a portrait into what is brewing beneath the surface of our minds. This simple practice, whether performed in the morning or evening, can help us to understand ourselves better. As a result, we are able to weed out thoughts not conducive to our general wellbeing. Can you relate to this? Is this something you’re willing to devote time and energy towards? I can assure you the time you invest in yourself will come back to you tenfold. I enjoy the message by author and motivational psychologist Dr. Shad Helmstetter who explains in What To Say When You Talk To Your Self how our self-talk can help us prevail over negative programming by replacing it with self-empowering thoughts: “Self-Talk is a way to override our past negative programming by erasing or replacing it with conscious, positive new directions. Self-Talk is a practical way to live our lives by active intent rather than by passive acceptance.”

Pulling Weeds Is Not a Part Time Job

The dialogue we have with ourselves can be rewritten if we are willing to weed out destructive thoughts. It requires commitment because caring for our inner landscape is an act of self-love. Attending to our thoughts is like pulling out weeds from a garden so it can flourish. If the weeds are left to grow they will overtake the luscious greenery. The key message here is: Be mindful! Watch your thoughts by being attentive to them more often. Let go of thoughts not conducive to the person you wish to be and harvest those indicative of the person you intend to be and plant some new thought seeds. At the end of the day, the way you speak to yourself not only echoes through your relationship with yourself but the relationship you have with others. “As within, so without” is more than a pithy saying — it is sage wisdom, yes? Now THAT is worth talking about!

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Tony Fahkry

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Self-empowerment Author, Expert Speaker and Coach. Your Journey Towards Greatness Starts Here: http://www.tonyfahkry.com/

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Tony Fahkry

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Self-empowerment Author, Expert Speaker and Coach. Your Journey Towards Greatness Starts Here: http://www.tonyfahkry.com/

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A network of business & tech podcasts designed to accelerate learning.

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