Critic or Coach.
Which one are you listening to?
It is easy to distinguish between the two – one leads you towards the life you want and the other leads you away from it.
The critic will tell you: “I always stuff up”; “Nobody loves me”; “I’m worthless/stupid/useless/a failure”; “I’m no good at relationships/with money”.
The coach will use words like: “You can do it!”; “I believe in you”; “You’ve got what it takes”; “What a great start”; “Look how far you have come, now let’s see how far you can go”.
Athletes choose coaches for their skills and expertise in bringing out their best performance – they want to improve and win. A great coach encourages and inspires an athlete to strive and achieve – even when it’s tough – especially when it’s tough.
If a coach is not serving them, then they find another one who will.
What’s the quality of your inner coach?
Is it encouraging and inspiring you – or is it time for a change?