Using Positive Self Talk to Accomplish Any Goal

I AM Positive Self Talk
The last 100 days of the year are upon us and I’m thinking a lot about end of the year goals.


Using Positive Self-Talk to Conquer Any Goal

 Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of success or accomplishments?  As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren’t up to the task or how you simply aren’t qualified to carry it through?

If you have ever experienced either situation, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue.  I call it those “voices in your head.”   Isn’t there a country song about hearing voices?  It goes to prove you aren’t the only one that hears them.   =)  Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.


Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk

 Are you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?

It can be difficult to make the most of your life when you are constantly talking yourself out of being a success.  It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly plaguing you. Many of us, in fact, don’t even realize we have them! All we know is that we don’t have the confidence to stick to our plans and reach our goals.

But there’s another way!


Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you have never been able to do this before.

The way this works is that you decide what goal is important to you, and then you plan the logistics (the actions) of how you are going to attain this goal.  When self-doubt starts kicking in, you will respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure. Since you’re reading this article, it’s clear that you’re no quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!


Re-Programming Your Mind

Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind for the positive. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you’d be able to counter the negative with a motivating statement. An example of a positive affirmation is: “I am worthy of great success,” or “I see myself in the winner’s circle.”  What this does is replace negativity with thoughts that will help you move toward your goals instead of further away from them.

Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think. You may not be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently within your mind. However, once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that you are self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself from the minute that you make them. This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner conversation has been interfering with your life. You’ll feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them.

Through positive self-talk you will be able easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And when you use affirmations, you’ll have accessible tools to help you push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is a great move toward setting and attaining future goals with ease.

I have a free gift for you!
A while back I was going through a creative roadblock and needed some positive affirmations. I needed to quit listening to those negative thoughts in my head. I’ve created a little poster that helped me. I kept it close to my desk and as I was working on my project, if negative or self-defeating thoughts tried to creep in I would look at my ‘I AM’ poster.

Please click here for your free download of the “I AM” poster.

Hugs and feathers from the nest~~()~~

Kim Steadman is the COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest. A place of encouragement for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who find they need to RePurpose and ReDesign their lives now that the kids have flown the coop. Kim can be found on Facebook at and on Google+ at +Kim.


  • Deanna

    Hi Kim! This is a great post and so true! Affirmations are a great way to reprogram the psyche. With my clients, I have found that creating a audio with them speaking affirmations and then listening to that audio each day to be a very powerful exercise. It’s awesome that you have a free download as well.

  • Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    This is fantastic, Kim! My husband is recovering from surgery and I’ve been trying to get him to speak positively into his recovery – I believe I’ll have him read this post! Thank you! (BTW, I’m sorry, I left a similar comment earlier, but I guess it didn’t “stick”. Hopefully this one does!

  • kimsteadman

    Hi Kristen – I so hope you can get him to read..or at least listen to you! We had to keep reinforcing this during the past year with my Mom’s recuperation from her stroke =)

  • Peggy Nolan

    Hi Kim,

    I’m a huge believer in positive self-talk! It’s helped me through divorce, breast cancer, being a stepmom, being a grandmother, being a wife, and just BEing 🙂


  • Lisa Mallis

    Awesome post! We are what we think! Recently I’ve been using Afformations instead of Affirmations and find I’m having great success keeping my attitude positive. Consistency is key!


  • kimsteadman

    Hi Peggy! YEA for YOU! {hugs}. I just had a cousin survive brain cancer and we KNOW it was because of all her positive self talk (and prayer) that she did! Life is just so much better when you embrace it and talk GOOD about it! Right?!

  • kimsteadman

    Hi Lisa! Oh my, there is that word “consistency” again! So much is able to be accomplished if we remain consistent. Afformations? Hmm..I need to check that out!

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