Everybody wants to get more done, but unfortunately all the time management tips in the world can't help you overcome one of the biggest issues affecting your productivity--your attitude. Fortunately, it's easier to change your mindset than you might think. All you have to do is change what you say to yourself.

Be honest--most of us have a constant negative monologue playing in our heads all day. You tell yourself how tired you are, how disorganized you are, and how much you hate what you have to do. But what if you told yourself something different? Whether you say it out loud or in your mind, what you say to yourself matters.

With that in mind, here are 15 phrases you should say to yourself every day to help you meet your goals:

"I'm going to succeed at _____."
"I've been successful in the past."
"I can overcome my fear."
"That wasn't as bad as I thought."
"I did something no one else was willing to do."
"It's my fault."
"I got started!"
"You're awesome."
"I don't care what other people think."
"They're no different than I am."
"I can do this!"
"This time is an appointment with me."
"I'm not perfect--and that's OK."
"That's not my job, but who cares?"
"You're good enough, right now, just like this."

Talking to yourself may sound like an odd thing to do, but it's extremely effective. Most people have an ongoing monologue in their minds already--success is just a matter of making yours more positive. By saying these 15 things to yourself every day, you'll be well on your way to being successful, accomplishing your goals, and getting more done.

Do you make it a point to say positive things to yourself every day? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below in the comments!

Published on: Apr 27, 2015