Learn To Shut Off The Destructive Inner-Dialogue
There is nothing like being a writer to test one’s self-confidence and one’s ability to shut off the destructive inner dialogue. It is just the ultimate. Why? You start by staring at a blank computer screen and then you type the first few words. At the end of your work day, you start thinking back to the world you are creating with its characters and situations and most often than not the question “have I lost my mind” pops up. Next, it will be phrases like “this is awful, what was I thinking?, I’ll never work again.”
But, somehow – if writers are actually to work again – they have to find the discipline, courage and inspiration to keep going. And let me tell you, it is a daily battle. After all, a writer is an absolute creator who has to trust his or hers creativity in order to create. A writer’s work starts with them and its 100% their creation.
So, it is possible to continue to plow forward even though thoughts of I’m not good enough do their best to take over our lives. It is a matter of being more in love with what we want to do then a victim of the evil inner dialogue. It is also a matter of saying: Maybe I’m not good enough, but I’m going to do my best and get to the end of whatever I’m doing and then we’ll see what happens.
I believe the difference between getting what we want or not, comes down to our own ability to conquer our fears and internal noise. The truth is we all at some level believe we’re not good enough – even the people that boast at how great they are at everything.
Remember, if you take chances, whatever you do will be uniquely yours. It will have your stamp on. And for that to happen, we need to have courage.
So, next time you embark into something new where your inner-critic starts to have a go at it, concentrate on your task rather than on the dialogue. Whenever your attention drifts towards putting yourself down, bring it back to creating.
The more you control you have over your inner-dialogue and the more you trust yourself, the more you’ll be able to create the life you want. It is all up to us. Isn’t it great!!!