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The Proud Five

The Proud Five

Do you feel that, no matter what you do, it’s never good enough? It’s an affliction many people live with. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this clip, I’ll offer an easy tip that can help you start forging a new way of thinking and being right now.

A huge part of the formula for real power includes how you talk to and think about yourself.

Do you remember the last time you had a thought about how proud of yourself you are?

Many entrepreneurs have a tendency to be perfectionists who constantly expect more of themselves. They feel like what they do is never enough.

If you can relate, get ready for a career breakthrough when you start building a habit of self-appreciation in the place where self-judgment has been.

One easy way to make that transition is to get into the habit of listing five things you are proud of yourself for every night before you go to bed.

You don’t have to write them down, but there are some key points to keep in mind if you want this to have the desired effect of changing your M.O. from self-critical to self-appreciating.

First, it has to be no less than five things.
This may feel like a stretch, but that’s okay. It’s actually supposed to be challenging. If you feel like coming up with five things you are proud of yourself for at the end of every day is a tall order, it simply confirms you are being too hard on yourself.

The second thing to keep in mind is that these things do not have to be monumental.
They can be small actions, like remembering to call your friend for her birthday, or doing a small task you’ve been dreading. And if something occurs to you that you think is too small and insignificant, include it. The fact that it occurred to you makes it worthy of being on the list.

The most crucial part of this exercise (besides that it has to be five things) is that you do it EVERY DAY!
Doing it every day will facilitate the process of building new neural pathways in your brain. Over time, you will find yourself noticing things over the course of the day that you want to add to the list.

Paying attention to the dialogue in your head is so important!

Because thinking about and talking to yourself in a positive, self-affirming manner is instrumental to your growth, happiness and satisfaction.



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