Are you your own worst enemy?
Your inner voice can be a harsh critic, comparing yourself to others and making you feel bad about yourself. When you beat up on yourself too often, it can have terrible long-term effects, sapping your happiness, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
To cut down on self-criticism, start by reflecting on past occasions when you underrated, undersold, or undercut yourself. This process will serve as a helpful reminder that your inner critic often gets things wrong.
Next, make a list of your most important goals. Go deep and ask yourself not just “what,” but also “why.” What we desire doesn’t matter as much as the sensation or experience we expect to have when we acquire it. Once you release your inner critic and focus on what really matters, you’ll be well on your way to meeting your most ambitious goals. Get there faster with our Instaread on How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t.