This was the title of a talk I gave at The Best You Expo at London’s Excel Centre in early 2017 to a standing room only crowd. That fact had little to do with me, and everything to do with the fact that people are searching for help to increase their confidence.

Does this sound like you?

We’re born with a predisposition to feel negative comments more significantly than positive ones. Think of comments you’ve heard from your boss. Chances are the positive ones will feel nice but won’t stick with you as much as a negative comment. You will more easily remember negative events than positive ones.

But the good news is, you have all the skills you need to make dramatic and incredible changes in your life. It starts with your thoughts.

If you spend a few minutes every day writing down what you’re grateful for in your life, and you do this consistently for 21 days or longer, you will create a new, positive neural pathway in your brain. The point? Doing this means that positive things that happen in your life will now stick with you longer than they have in the past. You will be able to recall them more easily, and the feelings you get when someone gives you a compliment will begin to be as deep as the feelings you get when negative feedback comes your way.

Imagine changing your life for a few minutes each day. Isn’t that worthwhile pursuing?


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