reply to post by bringthelight
What a great OP.
S and F.
What you refer to in your OP is the internal dialogue that everybody has going on, it is important in our self perception as well as the way we fit in
or perceive ourselves in a society.
Diological Self Theory is something you may find as interesting reading too.
This dialogue can effect a person greatly along a broad spectrum of emotions. People with anxiety issues, for example, will often have an extremely
negative dialogue triggered by a look or an action.
Sports Psychologists, as another example, are effectively augmenting an internal dialogue of an athlete in order for them to combat negative thoughts
and to help athletes maintain a positive approach. Many sports psychologists study champions and actually get these special athletes to record their
internal dialogue in diaries so as to gain an understanding about how they would self talk before events or in training etc.
It is fascinating stuff.
I used to race Ironman Triathlon so I used have some guidelines that helped me with very long training sessions, that I often did alone, as well as
when I was racing. They were more along the lines of identifying and avoiding certain types of internal dialogue.
And as you point out in the OP, we are and can be programmed in relation to the habits of our self talk.
You should give yourself a pat on the back OP. Personal insights, especially honest ones similar to your OP, are really important.
I really like the way you have presented an observation or a monitoring of your own internal dialogue as it went through a method of advice forming in
relation to your work setting.
You know, not many people monitor their own internal dialogue with a great deal of scrutiny.
But like anything in life, there is often many influences and motivating factors that are not obvious to us as the drivers behind our own internal
dialogue, unless we do exactly what you refer too in the OP.
Again, excellent thread. I really enjoyed reading your OP.