Our mind can be considered a “separate person” and we often talk to ourselves. Most of us do it silently, but some people do it aloud and are considered “mad”. Yet, it is very natural to talk to ourselves. What do you talk to yourself about? What do you keep telling yourself, day after day? Some people tell themselves that they are bad with numbers, or bad at remembering facts.
This is their “self-talk”. For most people, self-talk tends to be negative. For some, it can get really bad, like “I can never succeed at anything” or “I always fail no matter how hard I try.” If you have a lot of negative self-talk, you need to change this.
Start with small changes. Instead of saying “I can never succeed”, change it to “I can succeed if I set a lower target” or “I can find someone to help me.” And why not? If some people can get 100 marks for Mathematics, why can’t you get 70 or 80? If some people can learn six languages, why can’t you learn two? If some students can score 10 A’s, why can’t you score at least 10 B’s? Why must you fail?