“You’re so stupid.”
“Why can’t you ever figure anything out?”
“How did you ever think you’d be able to pull this off?”
Sorry, I wasn’t saying those things to you. But I may as well have been. Because you’re most likely saying them, or something like them, to yourself.
We all have a voice in our heads, a voice that tells us we shouldn’t even try, that we’re going to screw it up, that it’s safer to just hang back and keep the status quo.
That voice is the Inner Critic.
And until and unless you get control of it, you’re going to struggle with tapping into your power.
Personal power is kryptonite to the Inner Critic. Because personal power means you’re willing to risk, willing to fail, willing to put it out there in a big way.
But this is exactly what the Inner Critic is afraid of. It doesn’t want you to get hurt; it wants to keep you safe.
That was all fine and good when we were children, but we no longer need to be kept safe. But the Inner Critic doesn’t understand that. So it keeps trying to limit you. And in order to do that the Inner Critic will wear you down until you have no more resolve left, which is required if you want to live your biggest, best life.
In today’s podcast we’ll talk about how to Identify, Quiet and Manage the Inner Critic. Unfortunately, you can’t ever get rid of it completely. But you can stop it from ruling your life and limiting your power. Give us a listen to learn how.
Sari de la Motte
Sari posts a weekly podcast with tips, tools, and inspirations for how YOU can "TAP into your Power." Plus, bonus FB Live Episodes taken from her weekly Wednesday Lives at 9:15am (Pacific) on Facebook