Have you ever had self-defeating talk? Me too. One of the most effective ways to reframe your thinking and get back into action is to ask yourself a question to prompt different thinking.
Here are some examples, please share your own in the comments and let us know if you try these:
I don’t understand. What am I missing? What else do I need to know? Who could I learn from?
I give up: What simple action could I take now? Who could help me? Why is this important?
I screwed up: What am I learning? What’s another way to approach this? What worked, what didn’t, what’s next?
This is too hard: This will take some time and effort. What’s the first step? Why does this matter? Who could help me?
It’s good enough: Is this my best work? Would I be proud to have this shared with people I admire? What could be better?
I’m not good at…..: Who’s mastered this? What’s something I love doing and could use to do this? What’s another approach?
I can’t ……: What if you could? What will I miss out on if I stop? How can I learn? Who can teach me? Is there another way?
I can’t make this any better: What else can be improved? If this is final am I satisfied? Is this really all that is available? Why stop here?
I’ll never be as ….. as him/her: What else could I try? What do I do better than anyone else? What can I learn from him/her?