Words are powerful.
Did you know that your behavior is a direct result of your thoughts and feelings?
Thoughts = Feelings = Action(s)
Everything can be traced back to your thoughts. How you manage your thoughts determines how successful you are. The majority of your thoughts come from self-talk.
What are you saying to yourself?
Confidence is sensed through observation. It's in the way you walk. The way you talk. It's even in your body language. Why is that? It's because your behaviors link directly to your thoughts. Sure there are exceptions. For example, a narcissist overcompensates for his insecurity. Yet in most cases what your hear influences how you act.
If you are told at work, you are lazy, you'll probably act lazy.
If you're praised for working hard, most likely you'll continue to work hard.
Whether you're an entrepreneur, worker or student, what you fill your brain with will eventually ooze out in your behavior. Studies show that it takes a 5 to 1 positive to negative comment ratio to view yourself in a favorable light. Sounds like you better start caring about work environment and who you surround yourself with!
Today, make the choice to focus on your strengths.
Better yet, positively affirm someone else.