“If you had a friend who talked to you like you talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?” asked Rob Bremer. Hopefully, you answered yes. Bremer believes that you should think and talk to yourself in a positive way.
Some people insult and discourage themselves like a pessimist insults the day. People who think that way never succeed because they think they cannot. If you would dislike a friend who talked to you like that, why treat yourself that way?
If you encourage and cheer yourself on, you would want a friend like that. The people who encourage themselves succeed because they believe they can.
Be metacognitive and think about how you think. Metacognition is like your coach. He can encourage you or discourage you.