Your Negative Self-Talk Could Be the Key to Achieving Your Writing Goals

Check out this intriguing post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how your negative self-talk could be the key to achieving your writing goals

Meg Dowell Writes

I speak phrases like, “Wow, I’m so stupid” out loud to myself probably once a day. I don’t think I really mean it. Self-deprecation is just one of those things we adopt without realizing how often we actually put yourselves down.

Writers do this a lot. If you’re reading this, you’re likely already aware.

“I can’t believe I wrote that. So cringy.”

“I should have published something by now. Maybe I’m just not good enough at this.”

“I’m not smart enough to write about stuff like that.”

Psychologists and self-improvement gurus call this negative self-talk. Out loud or in your head, you say things to drag yourself down — even if you don’t mean to.

There are plenty of reasons people do it. Poor self-esteem, and all that. I encounter many writers who operate with such a negative view of themselves that they end up wasting their own potential as…

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