“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
I work a lot with high-achieving women on their own internal self-talk. Why? It’s critically important to recognize that your own internal language creates your reality. This article eloquently highlights the important yes/no conflicts. From an empowering language perspective, a couple of other phrases to pay attention to are “I have to” or “I should. They are very different from “I choose to”. The former emanates from a place of victimization and gives away your power. The latter, “I choose to” from a place of confidence and full recognition of your own priorities.
What about you?
Do you speak to yourself with the same empathy, compassion, and support that you give to your best friend???