Every person has an inner critic. That annoying voice that rears its ugly head with accusations of not being good or smart enough to experience success.
This critic has a loud voice that brings to your attention things that are not true.
- You can’t handle a promotion.
- You don’t deserve to have money, a loving relationship, a satisfying career or (fill in the blank).
- You failed the last time. What makes you think it will work out this time?
People who are accustomed to experiencing success have learned to act boldly despite their internal critics. However, some people have not developed the tools to stop these negative voices from impacting their lives.
Understanding Self-Defeating Behavior