Monday, November 02, 2009

self-talk

Artwork of Nevin Hirik, Dreaming 2009
Artwork of Nevin Hirik, 2009
Did you know that flowers rarely pollinate without "selfing?" This November, I hope each of you set aside that negative self talk that sabotages your pollination process. Go on and "self-talk" yourself, but in a positive way. Be aware of that negative talker who enters uninvited and tries to determine or monopolize your attempts to succeed.

Think of yourself like a beautiful flower, selfing, pollinating goodness as you reach your goals this November. Start a positive self-talk now. You know all you really need is to listen to your self-talk it up! I know you can do it. Did I just hear your self cheer for you?


22 comments:

Sanity Fair said...

Women are the worst at this - we tend to underestimate our abilities, while men (no surprise!) overestimate. Thanks for the reminder :)

VictoriaArt said...

Love those words!
I try to follow them and try to instill that feeling in my children too!

Thank you, Patricia!

XX
V.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you for this important reminder Patricia.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

You are such a motivator, P. I love your way of reaching out to those around you. You are a person with a community heart, and that's a rare and wonderful thing.

Emily said...

I needed to hear this; it's so easy to listen to the negative within sometimes. I agree with Victoria's sentiment, as well as "The Wanderers' Daughter"! Thank you Patricia.

Frau said...

Thanks pve just what I needed to hear, today is the first day of starting once again to move forward. Baby steps and positive energy.

Simply Mel said...

A positive PVE pick-me-up....love it!

Starr said...

This is the very thing I'm working on right now. Thanks for bolstering the positive voice in my head!

Debra said...

My Mother always would say- 'it takes so much more thought and energy to be negative than to be positive'. The older I get, the more I see the truth in her words.
I wonderful way to start our new month, wouldn't you say?

Feather Gold said...

A lovely pep talk and reminder to start with kindness to oneself. Wonderful way to start November. Thank you.

Karena said...

Patricia, I really need this right now. An art event .....huge, that I was to be in has been canceled. This was a Holiday Event, and of course I have been preparing. I know that now I have time to regroup and another wonderful opportunity will take it's place.

Purple Flowers said...

To bring the sunshine in even if it's cloudy outside - thank you, my friend!

Kwana said...

What beautiful images and good self talk is so important. Thanks for the reminder.

Joyce said...

Wonderful words and beautiful art!!!! Thank you my friend. xoxo

Deidra said...

This is something I've been very intentional about, lately. I plan on posting about this subject too. We are so quick to put ourselves down. What's up with that? Last month I made a commitment not to allow it anymore. No more bad self talk, and if you're hanging out with me, you can't do it, either. So there.

pve design said...

Deidra-
I love that, only good self talk allowed!
Have a wonderful day.
pve

Lauren said...

great words... sometimes it's so hard to not hear the neg self-talk but this helps!!!
xoxo

Helen James said...

Love those images and that sentiment, I'm selfing right now are you?

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Very good advice coming on the heels of the November post. I'm feeling very creative and confided in ADG about a(nother) book project that I would like to undertake.

The toughest part is finishing one before embarking on another.

Southern Aspirations said...

love this, love this, love this. I am so bad at positive self talk- thank you so much for the uplifting reminder!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love it! I DO want to be a self-pollinating goddess! (That should be the title of your memoirs -- The Self-Pollinating Goddess ;-)

William said...

Self-talk is a tool, like a knife. It can be used for good or bad. I've just started a site about how bad we tend to be:
StopBuggingYourself.com