Affirmations are Bull

What should we do instead?

For starters, be more honest with yourself. Most of the time we find ourselves in a terrible — or unproductive state, we’ve talked ourselves into it — often by being dishonest. What I mean by “dishonest” is lies of distortion and omission: exaggerating negative information and ignoring positive information.

  1. Measure where you really are.
  2. Measure what you actually need.
  3. Measure what you actually have.
  1. Escape hysterical language and rationalizations with measures of the real world.
  2. Feel good by LISTING actual resources; actual prior achievements; and actual progress.
  3. Feel less pressured by defining needs according to the smallest next step.

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