I have this voice in my head that’s always telling me I can’t do something. That I’m not good enough. That my plans will never work out.
It’s my Inner Saboteur.
You have one, too. Everybody does.
I used to succumb to my Inner Saboteur. I’d let her hijack my thoughts, keep me from making positive change, and just make a mess of my head and heart.
My secret? I finally stopped fighting her. I realized that she’s always been in me, that she simply is a part of my psychology, and that she’s never going to go away or be entirely quiet. She is what she is, after all.
I used to argue with her. I used to wish she’d go away forever.
Now, I realize that she’s still there and, even if she’s quiet for a while, she’s going to roar from time to time – AND THAT’S OK.
Because I don’t have to listen to her. I don’t have to believe her. I don’t have to take her advice. In fact, I can turn her into a helpful antagonist: “Oh, yeah?” I can taunt her. “Think I can’t? WATCH ME!”
Try it yourself. Go ahead!