That little voice in your head, criticizing you every chance it gets. You know what voice I’m talking about. It’s a bit annoying, but should not be ignored. It can be a wonderful, uplifting guide on your journey to greatness.
A lot of people have trouble keeping their inner voice in check and it will certainly lead to their downfall one way or another. Falling deeper and deeper into depressive thought. Developing a mindset that constantly tells you that you are worthy of absolutely nothing.
I’ve written this post to help you change your current state of mind. To grab your inner voice by the short-hairs and turn it into a voice that will assist you on your path toward greatness. That’s why I’ve also included a guided meditation. So that you can immediately take action that will change the way you think.
The sooner you learn to control your own mind, the better.
1. Turn the Negative into a Positive
Whenever your inner voice has something negative to say, immediately turn it into a positive. For example: “I am worthy of nothing, I can’t even pass a stupid test.” Replace that false accusation with something more uplifting, “I am worthy of anything I put my mind to. Next time I’ll try harder.”
Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is easy. Instead of falling into a hole filled with self doubt, motivate yourself to try harder and eventually you will conquer your obstacles.
2. Constantly Remind Yourself, You’re Destined for Greatness
Look in the mirror every single morning and affirm to yourself that you are destined for greatness. Believe in those words. Make it a part of you, and work every day to manifest those words into reality.
Nothing happens without taking action, remember that. You can affirm to yourself until you are blue in the face. If you don’t take action, absolutely nothing will happen. Think for a moment how your life will look like in five years if you don’t take action… Exactly the same! Or worse, depends on how fast you are willing to backslide.
So please take my kind, caring and absolutely free advise, take action.
3. Meditate to Quiet the Critic
Below I want to share a guided meditation that I normally use to help silence my inner critic. I like practicing this meditation first thing in the morning, before I have to look the day in the eye. But it’s all up to you. You can practice it day or night.
- Start by making yourself as comfortable as possible. Sit or lie down, it really doesn’t matter.
- Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath. Remember to breathe normally, there is no need to force anything.
- As you start to feel completely relaxed, visualize your annoying little voice in true form, I usually visualize mine as myself.
- Now that you have a clear image, every time it decides to say something negative, beat the shit out of it.
- Keep on doing so until it has no choice but to be uplifting and helpful. Let your inner voice know that it’s there to support you, not drag you down.
This meditation might seem unorthodox, but in the end it really helps. It’s in a way very therapeutic if you really think about it. Your mind was filled with negativity since you can remember.
Beating that negativity and forcing it to think in a way that you want it to think, will give you a sense of power and motivation to be more positive, more productive in every way.