Basically, you are the smartest person you know, and you believe everything you say.
What you say to yourself is extremely important. When you tell yourself something, either positive or negative, you are reinforcing that idea. And just like those famous drooling dogs of Pavlov’s, that continuous reinforcement makes those positive or negative statements of yours real.
Not only that, but negative self talk is further reinforced by the negativity of others. If your own inner dialogue is constantly putting you down, you are more likely to believe others if they put you down, and to not believe the ones who compliment you.
Of course, the opposite is true. When you build and maintain a strong self esteem and a positive inner dialo...