You Learned WHAT on Facebook?

by Martha on October 3, 2010

How many of you use Facebook?  I have found it a great way to keep up with former classmates, friends, family members and (my favorite) my sons!

As you may know, updating your status on Facebook means answering the simple question, “What are you doing?”  Yesterday, I had posted ‘thinking good thoughts.”

I promptly continued going about my day and quickly forgot about it.

Talk about a nice surprise!

Later in the evening, logging on again, I saw that I had a comment from my 20-year-old son who is in college.  After telling me that “thinking good thoughts” was the best way to think, he then added that one of his professors last week had asked them to write down something negative that they tell themselves.  My son said he had to make something up because he only tells himself positive things!

How incredible is that?

Ben has learned the secret to happiness and success.  He already knows that the best way to think is to think the best about yourself!  He has learned the importance of self-talk and it sounds like he has mastered it.

Now, I didn’t have a full-length conversation with him on this subject, but I intend to on our next visit.  You see, self-talk is the key to opening the doors of possibilities.  When you tell yourself who you are and repeat that in a positive way, you become that person you are striving to be.

Sounds simple enough!

Yes, it does but I can assure you, it’s not.  Your conversations with yourself have been going on since birth and they are continual.  Many people are feeding in the wrong message over and over.  Guess what?  The person you listen to the most and believe is yourself!  Whatever you are telling yourself becomes your truth.

Practice makes perfect.

Here’s a little exercise you can practice:  Begin to notice when negative thoughts come your way.  Work on replacing them with healthy, positive thoughts.  It may not be easy at first.  After all, habits are hard to break! But, like anything else, repetition is the key.  Once you notice and become aware of your negative thoughts, they become easier to replace.

When you harbor negative thoughts about yourself, you become “stuck.”  Unable to really move forward.  Changing that self-talk will enable you to reach for the stars!  Nothing stands in your way at that point because the only barrier was your own negative self-talk!

Let’s take a tip from my son.  Cultivate the best way of thinking and move forward to achieve whatever we desire!

I hope, in the near future, you will have to make something up if you are asked to list any negative thoughts about yourself!



p.s.  -and, for those who need extra help, you might like to try my audio Rewired!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen Kay October 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Yay for Ben! I cannot imagine any child of yours ever having a negative thought!

I love your attitude and even more, I love how contagious it is! Thanks for being you!


Martha October 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Thanks! You are one to talk! You’re one of the MOST positive people I’ve ever met!

Melanie Kissell October 4, 2010 at 2:04 am

What a warm and fuzzy message, Martha! I have children, too, and I loved hearing your story about Facebook and Ben. Pat yourself on the back, kiddo! You’ve raised a mature, responsible, positive-thinking adult.

Your tips on self-talk are POSITIVELY super!

Martha October 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Thanks Melanie!

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