You can Write: First Eliminate Negative Talk

As writers and authors, we may tend to compare ourselves to other writers and become disappointed in our progress. Well, don't do it.

And, especially, don't project negative thoughts or words about your abilities. Take focus, and move in the right direction!

Here's an article from writing coach Suzanne Lieurance. It gives some insight on this topic.

Don't Talk to Yourself Like That - Eliminate Negative Self Talk!

By Suzanne Lieurance  

I'm sure you're very encouraging to your friends, your spouse, and your children (if you have kids).

When they tell you about some great new project they have planned, you probably fully support them and tell them they can do anything they want to do as long as they're willing to work hard at it.

You probably use words like - I KNOW you can do it! Go for it! Try your best!

You use positive words and phrases when you talk to THEM.

But how do you talk to yourself about your own dreams and projects?

Do you use words and phrases like - I KNOW I can do this! This is going to be GREAT! I'll BE successful at this, I just know it!

OR - do you say things like - I can't do this! It's too hard! I don't have enough experience, or enough money, or enough time to do this! I'm not good enough!

Sound familiar?

If it does - STOP talking to yourself like that!

Eliminate phrases like - I can't. I'm not good enough. I don't have enough experience or enough money. This is too difficult!

Right now (this very minute) make a list of positive words and phrases to tell yourself. Put that list next to your desk or carry it around with you in your purse or pocket. Catch yourself when you notice one of those old familiar negative words or phrases pop into your head when you're thinking about your dreams. Then look at your list and replace it with something positive.

What you think, feel, and tell yourself becomes your reality.

Create the life of your dreams by telling yourself you CAN do, be or have what you want!

Try it!

Start every weekday morning with a few words of inspiration and motivation to help you reach your goals. Go to:
Suzanne Lieurance is a speaker, the author of 22 (at last count) published books, and the Working Writer's Coach.


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Anonymous said...

Great post!

Karen Cioffi said...

Susanne, Suzanne is a great writing coach and motivator! Thanks for stopping by.