This is a topic that has been floating around my Tall head for a while.. so I thought I would pulse the masses (hehe) to see what you all think.
I have never had a shortage of Self Confidence. I believe in myself, work hard and find ways to reach my goals. Does that mean that I don't doubt myself?? Heck no, I am in a contact state of doubt. But I don't let fear drive me. I believe that if I put my mind to something I WILL find a way to achieve it and I hold my head high.
I also feel like I am Self Aware. I know when I have done or said something stupid, the impact I have made and I take action to fix it. I play to my strengths and flex the big muscles. Though I have many strengths I am acutely aware of my weaknesses and do my best to learn from mistakes.
This leads to the Self Criticism. In my own mind I am not good enough. Nothing I do will ever be good enough for ME. This has served me well in school, I earned mostly A's. In sports, I played Division 1 College Basketball. And in life, I have a successful career. BUT....it is so darn tiring.. When I perform at the TOP of my "game," in my head I still wonder if I could have done more, gone faster, dotted more i's and crossed more t's.. When I make mistakes it eats me up inside and I OBSESS about it...
Stuck in the SELF TRIFECTA
Confident enough to take action.
Aware enough to know when I have done well/poorly.
Regardless of the outcome, I am my own worst Critic..
While I cant change who I am I would like to be able to quiet the Critic inside and not be so hard of myself. But maybe I need the Self Criticism to continue to grow and not accept less than what I am capable of.
- What are your thoughts about Self Criticism? How do you quiet the voices in your head?
- Tell me about your SELF Trifecta