Fill In The Blanks Pep Talk (Thanks O Magazine)

Step 1: CONFRONT YOUR FEARS

If I were truly brave, I would ________________________________. 
(what is the one thing you really want to do?)

But I’ve been telling myself I can’t because __________________________________________.
(list all the reasons you’ve put off getting started)

Really though, the worst thing that could happen is __________________________________________.
(how bad could it be?)

My bravest friend, ________________ (name), will say __________________________________________.
(what sage advice would she or he give?)

But I’m afraid other people, like _____________________________,
(who are the negative people in your life?)

will say ____________________________________.
(what’s the worst they could come up with?)

If that happens, I’ll respond by ______________________________.
(you’ll feel more confident if you have a plan)

Step #2: CALL FOR REINFORCEMENTS

Asking for help doesn’t make me look weak. When things
get hard, I’ll call _____________________________
(who is your greatest supporter?) 

for backup because __________________________
(how will this person help you reach your goal?) 

And I’ll call _______________ (who else) because __________________________________________.
(how will this person help you reach your goal?)

Having people on my team will make me feel __________________________________________.
(stronger? more confident? safer?)

Step #3: DARE YOURSELF TO GET STARTED

If I want to begin _____________________________
(what’s your goal again?) right this minute,

I can ______________________________________. 
(what’s your first move?)

Then, over the next few months, I can _______________________, and ___________________________________, and ___________________________________.
(set some mini goals).

Even if _____________________________ happens, 
(can you predict some potential pitfalls?)

I won’t get upset because _____________________________________.
(be your own cheerleader)

 

 

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