How to Find the Buried Treasure in You

Self Help, How to Beat Negative Self Talk, Breaking the Cycle of a Negative Self Image, Boosting Your Confidence, Personal Development
  1. Katrina says:

    My maths teacher told me I was ‘splendidly unscientific’ so I got an A in the A-Level. It has taken me a number of decades to convince the authorities that I am really not scientifically predisposed – but now I’m my own best teacher.

    Glad you got back refreshed and tingling with achievement.

    🙂 Katrina

  2. Kathleen Ellis says:

    WooHoo to you, Melissa! for getting past your funk and for sharing it with us so that we can benefit from your lesson as well!
    I bet you are still “high” on that feeling you get when you’ve mastered something that seemed so elusive!

    Have a beautiful week!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Thanks Kathleen,

      Yes, have to confess it has been a bit of a trial coming back to “reality.” I miss the deep blue see and moonlit evenings.

      Hugs, Melissa

  3. Leslie says:

    Congrats Melissa!!! So glad you were able to work through, equalizing is not always easy. Diving opened a whole new world to me some time ago, however I have not been in several years because my husband had a mild bending hit. We’ve planned a trip with friends to Cozumel in November so we will be getting back in the water soon, Nitrox and special precautions for my husband. I’m most certain there will be anxiety involved for both of us. Any signs of trouble in the pool or lake and we’ll have a great time on our trip without diving.

    I’m feeling like my glass is pretty full lately!!! May your cup runneth over!!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Take care,

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Thanks Leslie,

      Yes, I have to say this is the only sport I’ve tried with such hesitation. So many rules and a surprising amount of skill involved. I thought bungee was daring, but doesn’t come close!

      Goodluck on your next trip, keep me posted. Cozumel is on my list.

      Hugs, Melissa

  4. Melissa,
    Thanks for the great reminder of how we can be our own biggest enemy. Our inner voice is the most convincing one we hear because who knows us better than we do? However, we can get stuck in a rut of criticism, false criticism, actually. Congratulations on breaking out and breaking through. It’s hard to imagine (yet encouraging to me to know you get tripped up, too) that you needed to be reminded of what you so effectively teach others! Much happiness to you as you dive deep, soar high and keep your glass overflowing!

    • Melissa Galt says:


      What a treat to hear from you! I am by no means immune to the sabotage of negative thinking, just rare (lots of practice) to get this badly sideswiped. So glad I had a friend wiser than I and willing to help me snap out of it.

      Hugs, Melissa

  5. Dream Warrior Jenni P says:

    Now the asymmetry really surprises me:) But the frankness doesn’t. Amongst your many achievements is one that , in my view, distinguishes you from the great mass of super-sucessful-mega-ego gurus out there by your ability to be leading the field and utterly humble simultaneously. Bravo.

    As for the pesky voices…yes I’m having to turn down a few too. Oddly , I can have the most brilliant vision or insight and then be brought to tears, feeling like the worst mother inthe world, by my hormonal teenager.

    May our treasure boxes keep overflowing with the glass:)

    Jenni P

    • Melissa Galt says:


      I’m guessing I had a similar effect on my mom as a teenager, yuck. I did grow out of it, yours will too.

      Thanks for your kind words and generous praise! I actually want to eliminate the voices, not just turn them down, lol.

      Hugs, Melissa

  6. Franny Armstrong says:

    How can I ‘equalize’ my life?
    Though usually of a positive mindset, the negative talk and thoughts do tend to take over. Catching myself constantly, I wonder if I’ll be able to achieve the positive focus I seek.
    Do you have to rethink the negative thoughts each day?
    Thanks for the valuable insight, Melissa.

    • Melissa Galt says:


      Let go of the doubt and step forward in faith. Our doubts are our traitors, as Wayne Dyer says.

      You do NOT have to rethink a negative thought ever, instead replace it with a positive one and feel the energy and power of the negative disappear.
      It takes continual practice, keep going, you can make it!

      Hugs, Melissa

      PS. This is something I work on with coaching clients!

  7. Thankyou for sharing this with me. I like to be in that rainbow mind set more and not let that inner voice tell me negative things i don’t wish to listen to.

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Thanks Ken,

      We all do! Sometimes it is a bit more of a conscious choice than at other times.

      Warmly, Melissa

  8. Melissa, I really like your suggestion of writing down all the things you’ve accomplished in life. I did that just now, and it requires a totally different way of seeing things. It FEELS different — like believing the universe is conspiring in your favor.

    One way to practice this new way of seeing things is to get an accountability partner and email each other at least one daily ‘win.’ This really gets you focused on the positive. I’ve been doing this with a friend of mine, and it’s changing our lives.

    A question for you: I have years and years of journals/notebooks filled with negative self-talk, complaining, voicing my sense of “I’m a victim,” etc. I’m torn on whether or not to keep these writings or let them go? (they span all the way back to my adolescence). I’d estimate they’re 95% crap, 5% treasures… and it’s those few treasures that make me consider hanging onto the journals. What would you do? Throw them out or keep them?

    • Melissa Galt says:


      So glad to hear that you are moving forward!! Very exciting.

      I’m not one to look back and would advocate you let them go. You’ll hold the treasures in your heart and in your head.

      Hugs, Melissa

  9. Brandi says:

    This post is especially inspiring to me today. I have had a series of events happen and a very negative person in my life that has fueled the self doubt . This place of self doubt that I have been in has essentially stopped me dead in my tracks, the rabbit hole of negative self talk you speak of! I have felt incapable of stepping out of this mentality. I am at a crossroads where critical decisions have to be made. I have no choice but to move forward without fear. “Without fear” is the tough part. I am making my list of accomplishments, trying to focus on them and push through.
    Thanks so much for sharing Melissa. Wish me luck. Hugs…

    • Melissa Galt says:


      I know very well the influence of a negative person and how they can create self doubt.

      You can sooo beat this! Allow the fear and do it anyway.

      You don’t need luck, you have YOU and YOU are everything!

      Big Hugs, keep me posted,


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