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What do you think about yourself?
Your Inner Voice and Your Attitude
What Do You Think About Yourself?
You have an inner voice that chimes in whenever you do or say something wrong. It will criticize you for the rest of your life.
However, this inner voice can be overly critical and can lead you astray.
It can even cause you to have a bad attitude.
You will find it difficult to be content with others when you are not content with yourself. If you are constantly criticizing yourself (or that inner voice is), it’s going to beat you down. You’ll feel bad about yourself, and you will take it out on others.
Being self-critical is a useful tool if you don’t get bogged down with it.
When used correctly, you can improve your life or aspects of your life. Hence, you become a better person. However, when you go overboard, your life could take a turn for the worse. Part of that turn is your attitude. If you knock down every aspect of your life, you will be critical of others.
“Don’t change your self-criticism habit. Change your habitual reactions to self-criticism.” ― Yong Kang Chan,
Define your internal attitude regarding what you want to improve in your life. If you are not good at a particular skill, learn what it will take to become better. When you do this, you are replacing the critical elements with action steps. Instead of saying you will never be good at that skill, you can redefine it to say I want to do what it takes to learn. You will accept your limitations and learn how to overcome them.
It’s easy to fall back into a negative attitude.
Other people who don’t share your willingness to change, will help you find excuses why you shouldn’t pursue those changes. They do this because if you succeed you remove any excuse they have. However, you will find when you do succeed, many of those people will leave the excuses behind and follow your success. Unfortunately, this is not true for all of them. Some will be left behind to wallow in their excuses.
“Being aware of this inner critic and its ability to limit you is an important part of silencing it.” ― HUMAIRA SYED,
One question you should always ask is how well a bad attitude has served you.
Hopefully, you won’t be able to find any examples. There may be a few minor situations where it could have helped.
Overall, you will find that it didn’t help, but it hindered your progress.
Once you realize that having a bad attitude doesn’t help you, think about ways in which having a good attitude did help.
Focus on those ways and use that to reinforce your good attitude
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