Ryan McChesney Tampa, Florida, United States
There's an old saying, “You get what you ask for.” Now, let's rephrase that a little bit to fit this topic, “You get what you tell yourself.”
How many times have you heard people say that they knew something was going to happen? I bet you have even used this in your life. What most people don't know is that they are putting out to the universe what they were thinking or telling themselves. And one key component that Hill mentions is the feeling behind this auto-suggestion (aka self talk). Let me illustrate my point.
Growing up as a baseball player, everybody knows that the game is a game of failure. Hall of famers failed 7 out of 10 times. But if you went up to the plate as a hitter with a self talk of “I don't want to get out”, guess what would happen? That's right, you would get out. Now change that self talk around, and most of the time the results will be different. But not only does your choice of words have to be different, your feelings have to match your desire and belief. That's why Hill mentions that most people get no results from their self talk. It's because their feelings don't match their desire and belief.
Ken Klemm did a great training on how to craft the perfect self talk for YOU. I would highly recommend that training because as we are learning throughout this chapter, if you don't use your self talk correctly, then that could cause you to get no results.