We have all heard the saying that we are our own worst critics. In my own personal journey of self discovery I have found this to be very true. The inner voice often holds me down, holds me back or even just berates me… No one has ever made me feel as bad about myself as my own thoughts. Even when I know it isn’t true there are times I believe my inner negative critic…
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to take the negative talk from yourself ever again. You wouldn’t tolerate someone else constantly telling you how awful you are so why would you accept that from yourself? Constructive criticism is uncomfortable but is good for helping us grow and improve. If we only allow ourselves to be critical and not be constructive we will only ever end up tearing ourselves down.
“…you are capable, smart, insightful and strong!”
Start from a place of genuine understanding of your worth and let that inform your criticism. Know that you are capable, smart, insightful and strong! Know that whatever area of growth you might have is just a step on the path of becoming the best you. Only then can you give yourself helpful and truly constructive criticism. It’s ok to recognize your worth and seek to improve yourself. It is not ok to constantly beat yourself up without end!