But did you know that the mind follows the words it hears?
Words can literally change your brain, according to Newberg & Waldman, co-authors of "Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy."
A positive view of yourself will bias you toward seeing the good in others, whereas a negative self-image will include you toward suspicion and doubt.
Maybe Mike Dooley of TUT.com is right after all. Thoughts become things in our life.