Can You Live Up To Your Inner Critic?

Jun 10, 2015 | General

It doesn’t matter who you are, your professional and personal life is continuously affected by the amount of confidence you carry. It is one of the most important qualities to have in any situation and it will always play a part in reaching your lifestyle goals. The problem with confidence is it usually finds a way to mess with our goals instead of help them. This has a lot to do with self-criticism – many of us are great at making ourselves feel worse, not better.

In the world of business, confidence plays a contributing role in why you are where you are. And a lack of this inner trust in one’s self can make the future seem impossible and out of reach. Crushing self-doubt is what keeps capable, motivated, intelligent men and women stuck in a career they don’t love. If you support your ideas and chase what matters to you most, you will be more likely to find success and be happier for it. Don’t let doubt and self-criticism derail and distract you.

It takes some convincing, but your inner voice will come around, let mistakes remain what they were always intended to be: learning experiences! When the self-criticism stops, it will become easier to stand behind your decisions and the office will be a place to shine instead of hide.

That being said, don’t throw self-criticism completely out the window. When done right, self-criticism becomes self-evaluation and this will positively improve your work ethic and produce higher quality results. The key is to focus on your behaviours, not attributes. Constructive self-criticism focuses on specific, modifiable areas that could use some improvement. It’s okay to recognize what you struggle with. Instead of using that against yourself, approach it as something you can overcome. Revise your bad habits and pat yourself on the back every once in awhile.  

The skill of exerting self-confidence while also being mindful of your habits and tendencies is hard to come by and harder to keep. Everyone is dealing doubt, it’s just like J.M. Barrie said: “We are all failures- at least the best of us are.” 

Are you ready to listen to your inner voice? Make arrangements to speak with one of our qualified and experienced franchise consultants at no cost. FranNet is a franchise consultant company with a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to business ownership.