No, it’s not your evil boss.
Not a serial killer.
Not the terrorists.
Not Obama or Sarah Palin.
How do you defend yourself when you yourself are the aggressor?
During an average day most people seem to attack themselves at least once an hour.
“Stupid! Why didn’t I buy that wireless router when it was on sale? Now I have to pay full price!”
“Idiot, you forgot about the casserole and now it’s burned!”
“I can’t believe I just said that. I sound like a dork.”
Raise your hand if these sound familiar. Yeah, you.
We are all harsh critics. And we are always harder on ourselves than other people are.
And the worst part is, if you keep attacking yourself long enough, pretty soon your worst criticisms will come true.
If you think “I’m never gonna find someone,” then you’ll be sitting at home on those Saturday nights.
If you tell yourself, “I can’t do anything right,” then guess what? Things aren’t going so well for you anymore.
That’s the essence of the Law of Attraction. And the Law of Attraction can only work when those negative voices stop having an influence on you.
So how do you defend yourself against these attacks?
Well, one option is to tell that negative little voice to shut up or go to hell…or whatever it is that makes it go away.
You can give the voice a name, if you want. Call it Marvin or Gladys and tell it to be quiet and mind its own business…like that nosy neighbor who’s always snooping around and criticizing.
Notice what the voice sounds like…does it sound like your dad? Your 4th grade teacher with the nasal voice?
Once you get to know your negative voice, it’s easier to tell it to go away.
Remember to be tough…you’re not going to stand for any negative thinking anymore.
Or, you can ride it out. Just smile and wait patiently until that negative voice gets bored and goes away. Know yourself, and that most of what your attacker says about you is not true. Let it roll off your back.
Distract yourself. Find something that takes your mind of the “shoulda woulda couldas” and the “you’re so stupids” until the voice goes away.
Stand tall. Prove to that negative voice that they are wrong. Try something new and imagine yourself succeeding.
Turn the volume down. Press the mute button. Imagine yourself hitting the mute button every time the voice pipes up. What was that? I can’t hear you!! There, now it’s gone.
Do a mini-meditation. Sit comfortably somewhere quiet. Sit straight, rest your hands on your knees.
Inhale slowly through your nose, filling your stomach and lungs with nourishing oxygen. Imagine that you are breathing in positive energy and circulating it throughout your body.
Exhale slowly through your mouth, pushing all the air out until you feel your body needing to take a new breath. Imagine that you are pushing out all the negative, damaging energy and releasing it. It can’t hurt you anymore.
Do this for about three minutes, and notice how much more refreshed you feel.
This exercise puts you in a meditative state, where it becomes easier to change.
And of course, the best solution is to get rid of the negative voices altogether by using the Hypnotic Secret.
Use whatever technique works best for you. The key is to defend yourself from the self-sabotage that is preventing you from staying positive and achieving what you want.
Let’s face it—nobody wants to go around feeling crappy about themselves all the time. But that voice is determined to keep you feeling bad…so don’t let it!
You’re the one in the driver’s seat here…and you have the power to choose who and what you are going to listen to.
So don’t let the negative voices win. Stay strong, and stay positive. I know you can do it.