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Question we all need to ask ourselves:

What lie have I repeated to myself so many times that it feels like the truth?

There is a concept in cognitive science called the Illusory Truth Effect:

It is the tendency to believe false information after consistent, repeated exposures. In other words, if you are told a lie over and over again, it takes in your mind as a truth.

It’s particularly damning when that lie is a lie you tell yourself.

We all have an internal dialogue that runs 24/7 (or close to it). The quality of that internal dialogue has a real, tangible impact on our interaction with the external world.

  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you aren’t capable of something, you will believe it to be true. You won’t try.
  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you aren’t worthy of something, you will believe it to be true. You won’t reach for it.
  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you are a static entity, you will believe it to be true. You won’t attempt to grow.

Take notice of your internal dialogue: What lie have you been repeating to yourself?

Recognize it. Fight back.

"Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny."

Question we all need to ask ourselves:

What lie have I repeated to myself so many times that it feels like the truth?

There is a concept in cognitive science called the Illusory Truth Effect:

It is the tendency to believe false information after consistent, repeated exposures. In other words, if you are told a lie over and over again, it takes in your mind as a truth.

It’s particularly damning when that lie is a lie you tell yourself.

We all have an internal dialogue that runs 24/7 (or close to it). The quality of that internal dialogue has a real, tangible impact on our interaction with the external world.

  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you aren’t capable of something, you will believe it to be true. You won’t try.
  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you aren’t worthy of something, you will believe it to be true. You won’t reach for it.
  • If you tell yourself over and over again that you are a static entity, you will believe it to be true. You won’t attempt to grow.

Take notice of your internal dialogue: What lie have you been repeating to yourself?

Recognize it. Fight back.

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