Pinkcast 1.9. Pump yourself up . . . with a question
LINKS AND FURTHER READING:
- A good paper to read on this topic is “Motivating goal-directed behavior through introspective self-talk: the role of the interrogative form of simple future tense,” which appeared in a 2010 edition of the journal, Psychological Science.
- A related idea from the sports literature is “instructional self-talk” – that is, silently coaching yourself on technique rather than just pumping yourself up. In general, the research shows that instructional self-talk is more effective for new tasks and for tasks involving precision – though traditional self-talk seems to work better for already-learned tasks requiring speed.
- Distilled to its essence, self-talk might be a choice between this guy and this guy.
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