Have you ever given up on a dream because you’ve listened to that ‘little voice’ in your head that tells you that you ‘can’t do it’ or ‘what’s the point?’ That inner voice is the critic inside of everyone that causes many bright futures to come to a screaming halt. Just like the mommy who freaks out when little Johnny runs with a stick, your inner ‘mom’ worries and frets over new challenges that arise, very often creating enough doubt to make you believe you can’t do it, whatever it may be.
There are times when listening to your ‘gut’ comes in handy, and for the most part, what is perceived as a gut reaction is simply fear of failure or rejection before the event even takes place.
How can you squelch your inner critic so that you can move on and build the business that you dream of?
There are steps you can take to transform your critic.
1. LISTEN to your inner voice and make a list of what you hear.
2. ELABORATE on how you feel about each. Choose a response to what your critic tells you,
3. IGNORE the negative.
4. RE-AFFIRM the positive daily… to ‘reprogram’ yourself to take your “critic’s” suggestions.
Although this idea is in no way new, the Law of Attraction has change the lives of millions of people in amazing ways. The basics are simple, you attract what you think.
So Listen, Elaborate, Ignore, and Re-affirm…
Choosing to challenge your ‘little voices’, and change your negative thinking will have an impact on every aspect of your life, creating positive habits that even your worst inner critic won’t bring down.
This is great! One of the other things I learned from you is when those thoughts pop up is to say to myself “that’s not me”. For many years, I never questioned these thoughts when they came, I accepted them as truth. Funny though that when good thoughts came, these were the ones I scrutinized. Thank you for providing tools to help me overcome these detrimental habits!