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 him 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 him. I realized that he’s always been in me, that he simply is a part of my psychology, and that he’s never going to go away or be entirely quiet. He is what he is, after all.
I used to argue with him. I used to wish he’d go away forever.
Now, I realize that he’s still there and, even if he’s quiet for a while, he’s going to roar from time to time – AND THAT’S OK.
Because I don’t have to listen to him, I don’t have to believe him. I don’t have to take his advice. In fact, I can turn him into a helpful antagonist: “Oh, yeah?” I can taunt him. “Think I can’t? WATCH ME!”
Try it yourself. Go ahead!