This observation is really based on experiences I've just had, co-producing and directing the comprehensive and powerful Manifesting Made Easy program.
What I learned and saw clearly is the mental pictures and self-talk you and I chose to paint sets the stage for the success, prosperity, fulfillment and achievement we experience (or not).
For example, some people say...
..."I can't do sales. I hate talking to people like that."
This defeats those thinkers before getting started.
Instead you could say, "I am here to help others. Let me see where their challenges are and suggest ways to overcome them."
Here's another I like. How about ..."When I do promotions I feel like a used car salesman." (it's always a man in this phrase, oddly enough).
Paint this picture and you are making yourself feel bad and uncomfortable before getting into action.
Instead say, "I will offer to show others some good things I found and like and share that with them. "
Here's one I've used before ..."WHO THE HELL HAS TIME FOR MARKETING." (Yes, I did SCREAM that in my mind before).
Instead you could say, "I'm going to spend 30 minutes today attracting someone to my offering."
That's what I did today for this blog post and even with Skype interruptions it was done in less than 30 minutes -- on two different blogs.
Mental pictures are all in your mind.
The self-talk paints mental pictures.
The mental pictures drive action or lack-thereof.
You have the power and creative ability to choose those images you create throughout every day.