Our inner critic can be one of the harshest voices we hear in the world. It might tell us that we don’t accomplish enough, we’ll never live the life we want to, or that we don’t deserve love. Sometimes it scolds us, tells us we deserve something that we definitely don’t, or flat out lies to us about our abilities.
Honestly, I think this pesky voice speaks with even more gusto in the minds of those of us living with mental illness.
I used to have a loud and bold inner critic. It was like, with every endeavor, there was a voice telling me I’d never make it. I argued against it, treating it like an old and stubborn friend, and finally it started to subside. Now this voice is a helpful one of caution. It warns me of potential obstacles and helps me overcome challenges, instead of creating more challenges in the first place.
Your inner confidant tells the truth, your inner critic does not
If your inner critic talks loud and clear, this episode is for you. There’s a powerful message about believing in yourself, then a strategy to quiet this self-defeating voice. With your inner critic tamed, you can finally start chasing down the life you’ve dreamed of living.
Just remember, what your inner critic says isn’t true. You’re brilliant. You’re incredible. Everything you want to achieve is possible. I have faith in you, and you definitely deserve to have faith in yourself too.
It would mean a lot to me and everyone else who reads this blog if you’d leave a comment below.
What self-defeating belief do you want to overcome? Feel free to add a long list of why exactly your inner critic is false!
You deserve to live a fantastic life and I don’t want your inner critic to stop you a second longer. I also want you to know that you’re so brave for facing this inner critic and continuing to try again and again, day in and day out. That’s real strength, my friend.
Take care, and don’t hesitate to forward this episode on to a loved one too!