I silence the voice of self-criticism.
I don’t even hear self-criticism speak when it tries to get my attention.
It doesn’t have anything good to say. All it does is paralyze me on the road to self-improvement.
I will not allow self criticism to stop progress again.
I stop critical thoughts from taking up valuable space in my mind.
I expose self-criticism when it comes disguised as self-reflection or self-improvement.
The difference between the voice of self-criticism and self-improvement is that self-criticism focuses on what I have done wrong.
Self-improvement looks to the future, my future.
Through positive reflection, I focus on my strengths to create a better me.
I avoid punishing myself or fixating about what I have done wrong in the past.
I strive to nurture my strong points and improve the other areas.
The voice of self-criticism attempts to fill me with shame by reminding me of my mistakes.
I boldly stand up to that voice by focusing on my positive interactions and successes, instead of repeating shameful thoughts over and again.
I surrender the areas of my life that need improvement to my Creator.
I give up trying to be perfect.
I surrender trying to be like anyone else
I surrender trying to be like everyone else.
I embrace being every bit of who I was created to be, no one on this planet can do that but me.
I will now extend grace and mercy toward myself.
I forgive myself for my shortcomings and accepting myself the way I am.
I acknowledge that I am a work in progress and I continue on my quest to be a better person.
I also acknowledge that every being on this planet has shortcomings and happens to be a work in progress. I am not alone.
I am strengthened by staying positive about the future.
Today, I shut down self-criticism and focus on positive thoughts.
I trade negative criticism for positive reflection in order to soar above and beyond my dreams.
What’s In There?:
1. Do I recognize the difference between self-criticism and self-improvement?
2. What are my three greatest strengths?
3. What can I do to silence the voice of self-criticism when it creeps into my thoughts?
Her Tortie rescue cat MiaBelle, is her longtime co-writer.
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