Thursday, August 1, 2013

postheadericon Quit Listening!

I can't Hear YOU!

Today's mission, should you chose to accept, is....

Stop listening to your inner critic.  I am my worst enemy.  I have come to learn that inner voice that I had been listening to and allowing to stop me from being productive and happy, is lying to me!  It is not "me" I hear in my head, but all those years of people who may have said, "oh, honey, that's not the right color for you weight" or "hmmm, that cookie is nice, but I don't's just...nice."  You know what I mean.  All those little not so nice, but well intended (at least I like to believe they were well intended) comments you hear over the years of a lifetime that get stored in your psyche and added to that inner critic's stock pile.  

My inner critic has a lot of ammunition to use against my self esteem.  For the longest time I listened, and even believed those insecure thoughts.  One day I happened to read something about a book that sounded interesting, so I downloaded it to my Kindle.  Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant. 

This book has helped me to quiet my inner critic and love myself.  I know it's cliche, but you have to love yourself first before anything or anyone good can come into your life.  

This year my blog is about quitting...quitting my day job and living my dream job.  You can't have your dream job if you are letting your inner critic have free reign.  My inner critic was telling me I wasn't talented enough, creative enough or deserving enough.  I decided to quit listening...I am ENOUGH.