We all have the nagging inner critic. You know that little voice that seems to butt in every time you start to move forward, every time you get an idea that you think would work or every time you just begin to feel good about yourself.
It is the little voice that questions everything you do. No matter how good you are or how much people tell you that you are amazing, there is still this little voice in your head criticising every little move you make.
You can, however, learn to work with this inner critic. How?
Talk to it. That’s right. Why not learn to really listen and question your inner critic. While it may seem at first that your inner critic is there to hold you back, actually what it is trying to do is protect you. If you stay where you are in the plain old boring life you’re living right now then you will be safe. You know this life, you know what comes next, good or bad, and you don’t have to feel the discomfort of change.
Knowing this, you can begin to question your inner critic as to why it feels the need to tell you awful things. What is the belief system that is keeping you in the same position? Ask your inner critic and then listen for the answer. It may take a little bit of practice, however, it will be well worth it. When you start to find the answers to your questions, you will need to recognize the beliefs you have to reprogram in order to move forward.
Exercise: What Is Your Inner Critic Telling You?
Get a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle of the page from top to bottom.
On the left-hand side, write down all the things that your inner critic is saying to you.
Ask your inner critic why it is telling you these things and listen for the answers.
On the right-hand side write down the answers you hear. You will begin to see a pattern of what your inner critic is trying to tell you and why. Once you know why you can begin to reprogram your mind and tell it that you are safe.
You can use tools such as hypnosis, EFT and affirmations to begin to reprogram your beliefs.
Learn more in “The Super Confidence Factor” book!