Our language, the words we use and the way in which we speak (and write) them, can have a lasting impact on our current and future behaviour. Not only the words we say to others, but more important, our own self-talk can predict our success. Consider the two following sentences:
- “I choose to eat better because I want to feel energetic and live a long, healthy life.”
- “I should stop eating chocolate at night. It just ends up on my belly as a muffin top.”
Which one is more likely ultimately result in healthy living?