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‘Flip the switch’ to stop holding back

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Do your beliefs empower you to be your best? Or do they hold you back?

“Switch flipping” can change how you think during a moment when you’re thinking or feeling negative.

As a negative thought or emotion starts to hold you back, “flip a switch” by looking for ways to feel better in that moment, no matter what is happening around you, recommends career coach Jeff Garton, author of Career Contentment.

Then hold the new thought for 17 seconds, so it can positively influence your emotions.

Here’s what switch flipping looks like in action:

“Don’t even think about it or try it.”

Flip the switch: “Do it.”

“This situation is hopeless.”

Flip the switch: “This is doable.”

“I can’t do anything right.”

Flip the switch: “I can.”

“That’s been tried before, and I know it won’t work.”

Flip the switch: “Give it a go.”

“They won’t like me.”

Flip the switch: “This will go well.”

“I’m going to screw up.”

Flip the switch: “I’m going to pull this off perfectly.”

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