Recently I shared with you how overwhelm and anxiety take away from your work, your health, and ultimately your growth.
After posting this blog article, several folks reached out to me for help in this overcoming this capacity. If you thought about it, but decided not to (for whatever reason), let me extend my continued help and support for you.
This time I want to highlight another common obstacle that gets all of us down:
Your own inner critic (aka your inner bully).
The inner critic and bully isn’t just your imagination at play
You have an inner critic that lives in your head. You might call this your ego. It never says anything positive or encouraging to you. It’s constantly telling you that
- you’re not good enough
- other people don’t care about you
- what you’re doing won’t work
- you’ll always fail
- regardless of how hard you tried it doesn’t matter
- and on and on……
That’s what a constant critic does.
Your inner critic can’t find anything good to say so it just speaks from a place of loss and brokenness. Bullies do the same thing.
When you hear these thoughts in your head, what do you do?
Honestly, I used to listen to these thoughts and accept them as truth. I would think that it was God telling me how life really is. But God is Love, and Love speaks with encouragement and peace.
There’s nothing peaceful about being talked down to and belittled. Who does that with a desire to get the best out of you?
Only a bully or someone who doesn’t respect you.
What to do to punch your inner critic in the teeth and take your power back
You can let your inner critic, the bully who lives inside your head to have the final say. OR
You can take your power back!
The #1 way to keep your inner critic from suffocating your joy today is to recognize exactly what it is: the doubts and fears inside you that are speaking up.
Here’s the real deal Holyfield: You are more than your doubts and fears.
You are more than what your inner critic says.
Choose to believe in yourself and the game will change. I promise you! It did for me when I turned the inner dialogue repeated in my head around and I chose to believe something different.
One of the ways I got into a practice of overcoming the negative beliefs and doubts that had been so prevalent in my way of thinking was to repeat a mantra to myself over and over again:
“I Believe In Me!!!”
This 4 word phrase will change the game for you forever.
The inner critic works to erode your confidence, to take away your belief in yourself and your capabilities. It wants to make you live in a perpetual state of fear, doubt, worry and anxiety.
It’s like what I say in this short video from a few years ago (hence the massive goatee):
You change your mindset by changing what you words and thoughts you allow inside your head.
Empowering and affirming words are the fastest way to break out of negative patterns.
You’re aligning yourself with confidence and belief that you can do anything. If you believe it, it can come true. If you don’t, it won’t.
Gain the exact the steps in the ebook Growth Farming Affirmations For Success.
This is where to start to take out your inner bully
As you silence the voice of your inner critic, you’ll need to replace those limiting and doubtful beliefs that have been repeated to you over and over again with empowering and affirming beliefs.
This is part of the Growth Farming For Success Method.
It’s the best way to get out of your inner funk and get into success on a regular basis.
Wanna know what this looks like and how you can do it?
I’m here to help you and all you have to do is book a time on my calendar. Seriously. When you give me 15 minutes of your time, I’ll give you at least 1 BIG action step to take to overcome the challenges you’re facing.
You don’t have to sign up for any service or program unless you want to talk with me again after our session is over. And I promise not to add you to any list unless you want it.
There’s nothing to lose and tons to gain. So throw out any excuse that’s keeping you from having the inner peace, freedom and clarity you seek.