The Most Important Form of Communication: Self Talk by Mona Andrei
When I first read the email about the return of The Write On Project (TWOP) and the invitation to write a post for the month of February, one word came to mind: “Yayyy!”
Then when I saw the topic – “Communication” – I got even more excited. Partly because I love anything that has to do with communicating (talking, writing, marketing, social media) but mostly because I do all of these things on a daily basis – as both my vocation and my passion.
Turns out I’m not the only one who thinks communicating is pretty important. While trying to narrow down the angle for this piece I did a quick keyword search on Twitter and was pleasantly surprised by the number of profound tweets on the subject of “communication”:
6 Keys to a great relationship: friendship, freedom, honesty, trust, understanding, and communication.
When there’s no communication in a relationship, it opens doors for assumptions.
You Should Have Known:
Long distance relationships PROVE that Love is about communication.
The 3 fastest means of communication: Telephone, Television, Tell-a-woman.
Um, okay, maybe that last one has nothing to do with my point, but clearly communication is one of the keys to both successful relationships and topical tweets.
And while communicating with others is pretty important, it’s the conversations that we have with ourselves that trickle down to every other aspect and relationship in our lives.
But we all know this, right? I mean the fact that our self talk is the foundation of everything, including both our failures and our successes, is pretty basic stuff, right?
And yet it remains a mystery why we indulge in so much negative self talk. Every single day of our lives.
We tell ourselves that we’re not as smart, that we’re lazy, that we’re not deserving . . .
Truth is, even our pets receive the positive reinforcement that we don’t give to ourselves. Or at least don’t give to ourselves often enough.
I know it’s not New Year’s Eve but I welcome you to join me in forming a new resolution of habits: replacing negative self talk with positive encouragement.
I am smart. I work hard. And I deserve only the best – as I’m sure you do too!