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Stop Saying No I cannot do …!

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We get used to saying no. “No, I can't have this.” “No that can't be done.” “No that won't happen.” Sometimes we get so used to saying it, that it starts to creep into our dreams, hopes, and opportunities to grow. Then suddenly you're saying “No, I can't be normal.” “No, I can't do that.” “No, 'cause why bother?”Well known author Zachary Richey says as that his is your inner monster. The voice inside of you that has nothing better to do than second- guess your every move,  and this beast likes rewards; feed it money, food, alcohol, the end of the workday. It's happy to eat that up, and be quiet for a while. Until you do something it doesn't like, you do something that is new, unfamiliar, risky, personal, or important to you. And then it's there, telling you how and why it cannot be done.The simplest way to control these negative thoughts is to acknowledge them. Acknowledge and explore what anxiety they stem from. Then tell them off. It's a bit goofy, but simply say to your beast: “That's nice, we'll see.” Then continue on doing whatever awesome thing you want to do.What if that doesn't work? Maybe these thoughts just keep intruding; here are some more tips for managing negative thoughts.

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