Most people would describe me as a +Positive person. Beneath all this amazing good energy lies a self destructing voice that I have to wage war against daily.
This voice is the voice of procrastination, doubt or negativity.
Recently I have engaged in a very vulnerable exercise that has placed those thoughts on major notice. Each time a voice of doubt enters my mind I say it OUT LOUD. I allow myself to be vulnerable with the people around me. Sharing that these are the thoughts tucked away in the back of my mind, instead of pretending to be +Positive ALL THE TIME.
I’m in the process of starting a new venture and during my research I came across someone who would be a major competitor. They would definitely be one to watch. Usually I would allow my fear of this competition to delay my production. I started to talk myself out of my very good idea with things like, “this person has been doing it longer”, “their website is better”, “they are better looking than me”, they network more, more, blah , blah , blah. Instead of keeping those thoughts to myself I said them aloud.
Something strange began to happen as I began to speak those things, I began to defend myself to myself!!!
Crazy right?! I began to say things like, “because they have been doing this longer, they have not reached a particular audience like I will!” or ” I have the know how and the resources to have a MUCH better website.”
Needless to say, I began to work harder at my project because I did not KEEP those thoughts inside to linger and become negative energy within.
There it is, my new way of dealing with those deadly voices that tell you you’re not good enough. If you try it, share the results with me in the comments section.