Great article on the destruction found in negative thinking. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit.
All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat.
Multiple studies have revealed how chronic negative attitudes can adversely affect one’s health, happiness, and well-being. Below are eight common negative thoughts of unhappy people:
1. Self-Defeating Talk
Self-defeating talk are messages we send to ourselves, which reduce our confidence, diminish our performance, lower our potential, and ultimately sabotage our success. Common self-defeating talk includes sentences such as:
- “I can’t…”
- “I’m not good enough…”
- “I’m not confident…”
- “I don’t have what it takes…”
- “I’m going to fail…”
Would you like it if a friend told you repeatedly that “you can’t succeed,” “you’re not good enough,” “you lack confidence,” “you don’t have what it takes,” or “you’re going to fail?” Would you consider this person a real friend? If…
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