Positive thinking and talk are not enough. Positive behaviors are required as well. Positive behaviors are those behaviors that get you closer to what you want. Your positive talk and your positive behavior should match at all times.
I have always been an advocate for 20 minutes of productivity. It could be 20 minutes per week or 20 minutes per day. The idea was to get you into the habit of productive time spent in your quest to
Empowerment comes from recognizing that we all have unique strengths. Motivation comes from empowerment, which gives us the authority to make choices.