Whether you realize it or not, the voice inside your head is keeping you from being great. The unconscious dialogue in your head constantly tells you that you are not good enough, strong enough, or smart enough—and you don’t even realize it. Maybe you want to start going to yoga but, while you are at Lululemon shopping for the perfect gear, that voice in your head tells you that you’re too fat and will never be a true yogi, so you leave. Or, maybe your co-worker tells you about an open position that he thinks you would be a perfect candidate for but, right before you walk down the hall to submit your application, the voice in your head concludes that because you didn’t graduate top of your class like the other candidates you shouldn’t apply. So, instead of submitting your application, you toss it in the trash and head back to your cubicle.
Almost every day, that little voice in your head talks you out of taking those small leaps of faith that have large rewards. So, when you feel like you aren’t smart enough or strong enough, tell that little voice in your head to shut up. And, work on training that voice to be your biggest cheerleader, rather than your biggest critic, because after all, you are strong enough and smart enough to do anything you put your mind to so, don’t let your mind stop you.