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Monday Motivation: The power of positive thinking and self-talk

What you tell yourself can lift you up or tear you down which is why positive self-talk is the first step to success

GREENSBORO, N.C. — As you get older it seems, the one thing you want more than anything is more time.

As professionals, parents, homeowners, and even students you're juggling a lot.  Your daily to-do list makes finding time to accomplish any new goals difficult.

It's the subject of this week's Monday Motivation question.

A Good Morning Show viewer writes:

"January is ending and at this point, I'll never meet my goals because I haven't even worked out yet. With my kid's schedule, I don't have time to work out after work and I can't seem to wake up early enough before work to work out. I really want to reach my goals but I don't have the time."

Health and wellness expert Lynch Hunt said while finding time in your schedule can be challenging, accomplishing your goals starts with having the right mindset. 

"Whether you think you can or you think you cannot, what you tell yourself can lift you up or tear you down and that's why self-talk is the first step to success," Hunt said.   "With the right mindset, you can't lose.  Our mindset is what allows us to see things through and what empowers us to make changes."

Hunt said if you want to make changes in your life, you have to begin with changing your self-talk.  

"You want to start by speaking the words of your dreams.  The words that coincide with what you want to be or where you want to go or what you want to have," Hunt said.  "If you want to be happy and have success then positive self-talk is the key.  Self-talk is a conversation about success, it's a conversation with your future and if you can change the voice that's in your head, then you can be or have anything you want out of life including having more time."

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