Controlling And Overcoming A Stutter Takes Optimism

The mental attitude you have about a stutter, directly affects its severity.

The amount of words you stumble on, if you think carefully about those, you’ll probably be able to identify one theme on your most problematic words.

The fear of pronunciation, it distracts your attention to fluency and ultimately leads to a stutter surfacing.

The belief you have over your speech, will affect the severity in which it occurs. Throughout life and not just in each sentence that flows from your mouth.

It’s the difference between optimism and pessimism.

While you may be an upbeat character, optimistic about the future, with your set of goals and lifelong ambitions, or you may be the complete opposite.

I don’t know you, but everyone tends to lean towards one side of the fence, regardless if they’ve a speech impediment or not.

They’re either an optimist or they’re a pessimist.

Having a belief in your ability to overcome the stutter

The problem for those with a stutter is that they fall between the two types of personalities, and it clashes, which ultimately elevates the problem.

You can be optimistic about life in general, but at some point whenever you reach for your goals, be it a job interview, a meeting with a mortgage broker, or anyone who can help you achieve your goal… you’re going to have to speak.

Out comes the pessimist in you.

You become optimistic at the opportunities within your reach, but you doubt your ability to communicate with fluency. You become irritated and tense, and that leads into a social awkwardness.

When you’re consciously aware of the stumbling block you’re about to encounter, it takes a direct impact on your self-confidence.

That’s the problem every stutterer faces throughout life. Self-esteem issues and they stem from not having the tools to achieve fluent speech, when you can speak for an eternity without encountering a stumbling block.

Stuttering is only a characteristic feature of you and it’s not something to feel ashamed about. It’s something you can handle, so that no meeting takes an eternity to get through.

Granted, you’re going to be aware that you’re speech is causing the conversation to drag on that bit longer, but the more aware you are of it, the more prone you become to continually trip up over more words; each of them disturbing your flow of speech, contributing to a higher level of anxiety.

The more anxious you are about the words you’re thinking about saying, the more elevated the stuttering becomes.

Overcoming a stutter is a battle. It’s something that takes commitment to achieve, but it is within reach.

What most people will try to do, and fail every time is to fall prey to promised solutions to cure the stutter.

The fact is that there is no known proven cure.

What there is are skills and techniques that can help you to overcome the problem.

Skills that equip you to achieve fluent speech, through understanding problematic words and lowering that level of anxiety you have when speaking in public or in a one-on-one conversation.

The more confident you are in your speaking ability, the more fluent you become.

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