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Why Wait to Be Great? by Terry Hawkins

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Chapter 3Pit Language and Professional Pit People

When we’re being a Pit person with our Pit posture, we also have Pit prattle! Pit prattle is that little voice inside our heads that mutters away to us. If you’ve just asked yourself, “What voice?” — that’s it! Go ahead and introduce yourself! When we’re in the Pit, this little voice will grumble in a negative and defeatist way:

“I hate my life.”

“How could anyone love me?”

“I’ll never be any good.”

“I’m so hopeless.”

“Why doesn’t anyone understand me?”

“I’ll never get over this hang-up.”

“I’ll be lonely all my life.”

“I hate my job.”

“Why did they do this to me?”

“No one understands me.”

“How will I ever cope?”

“Nothing seems to go right for me!”

“I’ll never get any better.”

“I need more money.” ...

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