the dialogue that we have with ourselves that can confirm and reinforce both positive and negative beliefs. Athletes are trained to use positive cues to keep them focussed on their goals. See internalised speech; rational emotive behaviour therapy.

SELF-TALK: "Using self-talk, Joe told himself he could win this race as he ha trained hard and was ready to win it."
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