Adapted from Improve Your Vision, by Martin Brofman (Findhorn Press, 2004).
If you can imagine it, you can do it.
The power of positive self-talk is huge. Every time we change a negative statement (“I can’t do that”) to a positive (“I choose not to do that right now”), we send a message of strength and self-care to our inner selves.
Positive thoughts are success-oriented. You can eliminate the word “can’t” from your vocabulary and learn how to change other all-too-common negative statements to positives, here:
I can’t stand that–becomes–I feel resistant to that
I can’t do it–becomes–I haven’t yet learned how, or I choose not to do that right now
I can’t see that–becomes–I don’t yet see that clearly.
I can’t handle that–becomes–That’s been difficult for me until now.
I can’t remember–becomes–I don’t recall right now, but it will come in a moment.
It isn’t working–becomes–I haven’t yet seen results
I don’t know how–becomes–I haven’t yet learned how
It’s terrible–becomes–It has got to get better
It’s a failure–becomes–I learned something from this