Uplifting Positive Self-Talk

When you are feeling “less than best” (and we all do from time to time), it helps to rely upon a technique I call Uplifting Positive Self-Talk. This will increase your confidence and allow you to approach the day with a positive frame of mind.

It is fairly simple to do – which is why I’m amazed more people don’t use it!

Here’s how Positive Self-Talk works:

First, you make a conscious choice to cut off negative thinking when it strikes. Negative thoughts happen to all of us. But it’s how well we manage them that ultimately determines the degree to which we’ll succeed in life.

Next, you intentionally replace the negativity with a positive thought – one you truly believe. This puts your mindset back on the right track so you remain even more productive, effective and satisfied in your job and personal life.

Related: Be even more successful by using these three little words.

Here are some examples of Positive Self Talk that will lift your spirits:

  • “I can handle this situation.
  • “I value excellence, not perfection.”
  • “I offer a unique perspective that’s worth sharing.”
  • “I am capable of greatness- in character, ability, confidence, and potential.”
  • “If other people can do this, so can I.”
  • “I can and will learn something from every piece of feedback I receive.”
  • “I am able to manage my thoughts and myself.”
  • “I can change my perspective any time I choose.”
  • “I am intelligent, worthwhile and strong.”
  • “My confidence makes the difference between success now or success later.”
  • “I can accomplish almost anything if I put my mind to it.”

Note that the key is putting yourself first! The words “I” or “my” can be found in every sentence and above- as it should be when choosing confidence. Think of yourself like an engine that runs, not on gas, but on positive energy. The more good energy you feed yourself, the farther you’ll go- making an even greater impact in the workplace and on your personal life.

Enjoy your week – one that’s negativity-free and positive through and through!


P.S. Let us know what your Uplifting Positive Self-Talk phrases are to boost your personal level of confidence. Share by commenting below.


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10 thoughts on “Uplifting Positive Self-Talk”

  1. This was an uplifting blog, that I needed today! Thank you for such great advice, and ways to give ourselves that positive self-talk that will get us through the day. I always say to myself, “I can do anything I put my mind to”
    That has gotten me through many rough days.

  2. I tell myself this throughout the day EVERY day!

    “I am in charge of my emotions and my day. If I let someone anger or hurt me, then they have won. I have this!”

    Works most days!

  3. These are all great reminders! And desk-posting worthy!

    My husband’s go-to phrase, which I utilize often, is “all is well with me”. If I call him during a stressful day he reminds to take a deep breath and repeat, “all is well with me” until I feel less stressed. A simple phrase, but it’s quite relaxing and reminds me that I am in control of how I’m feeling and dealing with the current situation.

    I really like the above phrase “I can handle this situation”!

  4. A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. Laura Hall-Daniels

    My phrase is “I can do anything I need to do”. That has gotten me over a lot of hurdles in my adult life. I even have a tattoo to remind me when I start to forget.

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