Too many of us are quietly, privately, hard on ourselves. We walk around with a drill sergeant in our heads, shouting abuse at us, telling us we’ll never amount to anything.
Sometimes we feel such pressure to achieve that self-criticism seems like a necessity in today’s world. There’s a myth we can hang on to telling us that having a harsh inner critic is useful to getting where we want in life.
However, self-criticism is generally rarely useful. Realising that can help reduce its influence on you.
The good news is, there is an antidote. First, you need to understand how and where your self-criticism comes from.