Often times, we’re our biggest critic. We have a constant inner dialogue telling us that we aren’t good enough. But sometimes, we are so hard on ourselves that it undermines our efforts and prevents us from achieving our goals. Rather than looking in the mirror and calling yourself fat because you still haven’t lost the ten pounds you have been trying to lose, or telling yourself you will never be a successful business owner because it’s risky and you have a history of failure, tell yourself that no matter what obstacles you face, you will keep going.
Be gentle with yourself and realize that you’re doing just fine. Instead of beating yourself up, find ways to encourage yourself. What would you say to a close friend in your shoes? How would you comfort her? The same way you support and encourage those around you, should be the same way you support and encourage yourself.