I am willing to bet that everyone reading this has, at one point or another, thought a variation of the following sentence:
I'm not ________ enough. (Insert any word here: good, creative, fast, smart, pretty, strong, flexible, rich, skinny.)
It's the voice of the inner critic and it is time that it shut up. It serves no one, it breeds self-doubt, and it's a liar.
1. Make a firm commitment to change
You don't need that voice inside you feeding you self-doubt. It's an ugliness inside of you. Visualize it as such, and make a non-negotiable decision to let it go.
2. Start with gratitude
I firmly believe that gratitude is the foundation for abundance. Wake up every morning and think of one thing in your life for which you're grateful. It can be something simple. Some people like to keep a gratitude journal, some people simply like to meditate on it- do whatever comes most naturally for you.
3. Set attainable goals
Set attainable goals. Start with something small. It can be in any aspect of your life from a fitness goal to a work goal to a cooking goal. Actively work to achieve that goal. When you reach your goal, set another one. Always remain striving towards a goal so the inner critic can be silenced.
4. Remember: Your thought is not the truth.
A slip up might happen. As you reach one goal, and move on to a more challenging goal, you may face a disappointing set back. This is the perfect time for self-doubt and self-pity to come creeping back in. Push those thoughts out as quickly as they come, without giving them any of your attention. Those types of thoughts are not your truth.