The beautiful success of positive self talk!!

Toss that doughnut into the bin. 

Not easy, is it? 

Once it is in your hand, try getting it back out of your hand.

It is difficult.

The best option, you think, is to eat it.

It is only a tiny doughnut, no harm done.

Who will know?


Gone, see easy.

Until the next doughnut appears in your hand.


You guessed it.

Try putting that in the bin.


It is a mind-feck of a struggle.

I find it impossible.

We find it impossible.

I have a very sweet tooth, and I love doughnuts.

The minute a doughnut is in my hand, there is only one way to leave my hand via my mouth.

It is an easy option.

Who would know?

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” 

Charles M. Schultz.

I know, and my inner self knows. 

That voice encourages me to eat the doughnut. 

The voice is most likely smiling as I take my first bite.

That guy.

The other me.

The person that wins more often than not.

The easy option guy.

I need to avoid listening to him.

He needs to stop influencing me.

With all honesty.

My truth.

He is the one that picks up the doughnut in the first place.

He does it so quickly that it blindsides me.

And once in my hand.


It’s gone.

He smiles back, having won again.

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” 

Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

I need to change.

The conversation I am having needs to change.

We need to talk and fast.

This guy inside my head has to get some feedback.

Mate, you are always negative.

Where is the positive conversation we should be having?

You are pulling me down. 

This negativity is a drag.

We agree on that.


We pause to reflect and stare at each other.

We both nod into the mirror in quiet agreement.

So what now?

Ok, we try the positive route.


I am in.

We do the positive self-talk.

Sounds good to me.

To us.

I love you, man.

I love you back.

Let us show our appreciation for each other.


I am a positive on that.

“I love you too much to let you eat this doughnut.”

Will Smith.

Ignore the doughnut.


You heard me.


Yes, ignore it and walk on.

I love you too much to let you eat it.

Usually, you grab it without discussion.

Yes, but we agreed.

We did, that is true.

Thank you.

No, thank you.

Oh, by the way.


I must add.

You look good today.

And I feel good today.

Funny, so do I.

Well, that is a positive start to the day.

I am positive of that.

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