While it is without a doubt that positive individuals live a better life, perform better and experience more success than failure, way too many are negative when addressing themselves and the situation they are in. Many people admit to being their “own worst enemy” and as such, they would never talk to anyone with the same tone of voice and words they use when they speak to themselves. They understand that this as a major problem for their well-being and performance, but they are unable to change their habit.
To become more positive, there is one belief we must dispute. The belief that if we are not tough with ourselves and demand perfection, that we don’t care and we are settling for mediocrity.
"We must dispute the belief that if we are not tough with ourselves and demand perfection, that we don’t care and we are settling for mediocrity."
Recognizing the positive aspects of our performance does not mean accepting that things cannot be done better or that we cannot improve; it is a simple act of rewarding ourselves for a good effort, before committing to do even better next time.
Great coaches don't focus on their students’ faults, but builds the confidence of his pupils. They do this by pointing out what they can do well, before focusing on fixing their imperfections with optimism and patience.
Observe yourself when you are genuinely trying to help someone to do something better. What tone of voice do you use? What kind of words do you speak? What is your attitude? Using the same approach you use to help others when you are trying to help yourself will help you navigate the challenging waters in a much more positive and productive way.
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