If you were in a fist fight, would you punch yourself in the face? Of course, the answer is no. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? But that’s what so many of us do on a daily basis. Our inner dialogue about ourselves is negative. We constantly criticize, find fault, belittle and pretty much do a better job at defeating ourselves than any external obstacle or opponent.
Who is going to be on your side if you’re not? And is it really fair to ask that people support us, if we aren’t willing to do the same? Commit to spending a day without being negative about your goals and efforts. Then increase that to a week. Keep going until it becomes your M.O. The first person to stand up for you, should be you.