There are many factors that prevent you from sticking to your New Year’s resolutions and achieving those big, beautiful goals.
The biggest hindrance of all is your daily negative self-talk.
This little voice in your head holds you back from going for that promotion, tells you that you’re not skilled enough and says you can’t get paid well for doing what you love. Time and time again, it distracts you from moving boldly towards your dreams.
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We pick out our flaws in the mirror and tear apart our personality traits. In extreme cases, we repress ourselves to the point of not knowing who we are any more, except by the labels we give ourselves, such as shy, introverted, a failure, unfit or just not good enough.
So, how do you break through this inner enemy that stops you from believing in yourself and holds you back from going after what you want?
The first step is to get real about what is going on in your head.
Facing your negative self-talk is confronting, however avoiding the truth about how you talk to yourself is far worse (because nothing can change).
Sometimes you may find you are strong enough to overpower this voice, yet the reality is that this self-loathing and self-destructive enemy often steals your peace, joy and contentment. Although controlling, this voice is playing in your mind – it’s not tangible.
Writing out all of your thoughts on paper is calling the invisible into the visible.
Suddenly, it’s all there, raw and real for you to digest, reflect and change. By challenging and being kind to this voice, it is possible to push through the prison of your mind and experience more freedom in your life.