I once read in a psychology book about the subconscious. It (the subconscious) listens to what you are saying and it, being a part of you and on your side, never allows you to be a liar. Meaning: what you say about yourself is what you will become. (Yes, this is paraphrased and simplified, but it does the job.)
One of the first and most important things I ask my students to do, is to stop saying negative statements about themselves.
Here are a few examples I have heard:
“I have no rhythm.”
“I am no good at music.”
“But I’ve always had a hard time with learning.”
I can’t stress enough how important it is to observe how often you say things like this, and restate them in a way that allows some forward movement.
You could say, “I haven’t had much rhythm” or “I have had a hard time learning things.”
This simple technique of stating something in the past allows you to make your statement, if you must, and still leaves the door open to learning and change because after all – isn’t that what you are trying to do?
Better yet, try stating some really great things about yourself like:
“I am ready to start learning all I can about…..” or
“Goodbye old me. Hello new me!”
Perhaps sometime in the past a parent or teacher or someone you trusted told you you had no talent.
They had no right to tell you that.
Perhaps you believed them.
Now you know better.
Have a GREAT DAY!