If you’re struggling with low self-confidence then chances are you’re allowing negative self-talk to consume your everyday life. When you allow negative self-talk or a negative mindset to consume your life, you’re not giving yourself a fighting chance to live the life you desire!
Negative mindsets tend to have a lot of “always” or “never” talk. This creates a sense of entrapment and hopelessness. This leads to having low self-esteem and low self-confidence in all areas of life.
Here are some examples of negative mindsets that could be inhibiting your ability to move forward to achieve all that you desire:
“I will never get it right.”
This negative mindset reaffirms that you won’t ever get anything right. If you’re learning a new skill, training your mind, working on your wealthy mindset, or something else, but you keep telling yourself “I will never get it right” then all you’re doing is reaffirming your self-doubt.
You will indeed, never get it right if you keep allowing your toxic thoughts to consume your mind, thus controlling your actions (or lack of actions).
“Nobody understands what this is like.”
Sadly lack of self-confidence brings you to a state of belief that no one else understands what you’re going through. The reality is that you’re not as isolated as you think you are. Many people have experienced similar (or the same) situations and come out better (and stronger) for it.
If this is a negative mindset you experience frequently, then you’ll continuously isolate yourself, thus not experiencing the true joy of living life to the fullest.
“I am totally useless.”
This sentence makes me so sad when I hear another human being say it. No, you are not totally useless! We all have our unique traits that offer something beautiful to this world. We fool ourselves into thinking that we’re useless, when in fact, we’re not.
This negative self-talk will destroy your self-confidence and inhibit your ability to show the world your uniqueness. I’m pretty confident that you have at least one unique talent!
“I am a complete failure.”
This negetavie mindset often comes from those limiting beliefs that we were raised to believe. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 55, sometimes we hold onto these limiting beliefs from childhood that serve no purpose in our current life.
No one is a complete failure, but when you suffer from low self-confidence it surely seems that way. Find one thing that you have been successful at, and hold onto that thought!
“I could never do that.”
I have said this to myself more times than I care to admit. We all suffer from low self-confidence at one point or another. Telling yourself that you could never do that or do this, is just reaffirming your low self-confidence belief system.
The truth is that there are so many amazing things you can truly do in life, if only you make that desire a priority. You never know if you can do something until you try!
How Can These Negative Mindsets Be Overcome?
The best way to overcome these negative mindset patterns that lead to low self-confidence is to reprogram your thought processes. You will need to pay close attention to those negative thought patterns.
As soon as a negative thought pattern sneaks into your conscious mind, immediately change it to something positive. You can use some positive affirmations to get the ball rolling or try these Guided Meditation & Hypnosis Audios.
Some examples to immediately change the negative mindset into a positive mindset include:
While this information is meant to help you, I do understand that personal improvement is not always an easy mission to accomplish on your own. That’s why I highly recommend looking into counseling or therapy sessions that focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
It’s okay and a must to ask for help and seek guidance whenever you’re suffering from consistent negative thought patterns. There is help and there is hope! Just reach out, I promise someone out there is capable of helping you through this transition.
As long as you realize that the negative mindset patterns you’ve developed over the years are doing more harm to your life than good, I’m confident you’ll seek the help to change these thought patterns!
I end with this question today;
Have you ever had these negative self-talk patterns? What advice would you lend someone struggling with a negative mindset?
Brandy Ellen is a freelance writer from New Hampshire who enjoys helping others live their best life. She spends her free time writing, hiking, and laughing with her family.