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Follow Your Yellow Brick Road

Wouldn’t it be great if we could click our heels together and presto, we’d have instant positive self talk and confidence. Ah, if only…

I remember when my daughter was a little girl. She was obsessed with the movie the Wizard of Oz. For several weeks in a row we’d go down to the Museum of American History, second floor, pop culture section. She would stand there just staring at Dorothy’s shoes and clicking her own heels together. The focus then was on the red shoes and how cute Toto was. As my kids grew up they learned the real message in the movie...having the faith to believe in yourself. And naturally, confidence followed.

It has been many years since we watched the movie together and at holiday time we did just that. Our conversation was not about the red shoes, it was about the message in the Wizard of Oz. My daughter remembered that point in the movie where Glenda, the good witch, said to Dorothy “You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along.”

Just like Dorothy and the other characters many of us search externally for answers when the truth is that we need to look within. When we believe in ourselves that empowers us. Like the song by the group, America, “Oz never did nothing to the Tinman that he didn’t already have.”

So what are you unsure about? How confident do you feel? Do you look outside for answers or do you look within?

Here is an action you can take right now that will begin to lead you on the road to positive self talk:

For the next couple of weeks, practice awareness or being mindful.  Notice your thoughts. Are they positive or negative? Listen to what messages you are giving to yourself. Without awareness you cannot make changes in your life.

So no matter what road you're on be it yellow, purple, green…make sure you are moving forward!

For more information contact:

Susan Samakow, PCC, CPCC

Certified Business, Life & Leadership Coach, Speaker, & Facilitator