The opportunity: Though it often seems like the loudest voice in your head, the inner critic can be silenced at last and understood as something less than your best and truest self.
The solution: Use these 4 tips to put this annoying little "helper" in place and become a more confident and capable you.
Tip 1.) Stop the War
Tip 2.) Don't believe the hype
"You're not good enough."
"Who do you think you are anyway?"
"You deserve to be unhappy."
"No one understands me."
"I am not ever going to get better."
"Same sh%t, different day."
We have to stop the war inside ourselves if we want to live a better and more fulfilling life.
If you're feeling down in the dumps after reading these statements, you're not alone (I'm right there with you at some level). It could be that these words simply resonate with the messages of your own inner critic. If that's the case, then welcome to the club! There are millions of people just like you, though your inner critic would love for you to believe otherwise. The good news is that your inner critic is really just old news, hype about who and what you are that comes from the past. Sometimes we inherit these messages from our parents, friends, co-workers, or we invent them ourselves. Wherever they come from, it's time to put the hype aside and turn the tables toward a better and more honest version of who and what you really are.
Tip 3.) Unleash your inner champion
The good news is that your inner critic is really just old news, hype about who and what you are that comes from the past.
After you stop the inner war and let go of the hype, then you're ready to tap into your inner champion. This is the you that you know you are, the one you left behind, the one you forgot about, the one you underestimated until now. Pick up your dreams, reconnect with what matters most to you, and play by a new set of rules. Challenge your old ideas about what is possible for you and take risks. Become unstoppable by listening only to the voice inside that wants you to succeed, to be happy, to be more of who you really are. And don't look back, except to help the next person behind you to do the same thing.