This might seem to be a question that you think you know the answer to. If anyone popped up in your mind when reading the question they surely would not make it to a list of people you would rely on.
Life is an interesting adventure. Some call it a game. Others think this life is a punishment. Whatever is your take on life, life is best lived. Life challenges make us grow stronger wings. And flying is the ultimate of gifts which we don’t seem to be mastering without an engine. At least not yet.
So, who really is your ultimate enemy?
Enemy, who wakes you up in sweat in the middle of the night. Enemy, whose voice is so difficult to hear. The one who seems to know you so well. The one who doesn’t let you go anywhere on your own. You are never alone. They are watching every step, every breath you take.
WHO is it?
See if you can relate: Your INTERNAL critic! The voice that we hear every day, almost in every moment of our waking time.
Criticizing our past decisions, actions, future endeavours, ideas…and in the process, creating insecurities and anxieties.
Now, if you don’t have one of these internal voices, you are a very fortunate being.
However, for those of you, who can relate to the above here are some personal tips and well known strategies.
How to deal with your enemy with some extraordinary strategies
- Accept it as part of your personal journey.
- Recall who in your past could have the same kind of voice.
- Learn to change the tonality in which their voice speaks to you.
- Bring some fun into their existence (e.g. in your mind’s eye, imagine it as a movie character with a husky voice).
- Turn an imaginary knob and tune out the sound of this voice and replace it by some harmonious sounds.
- Appreciate that its primary function was to preserve your safety.
- Kindly explain to the voice (only in your head preferably) that you will be fine even without his suggestions.
- As the saying goes: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
- Become aware of when the voice takes over your moments.
- Learn to love the ‘enemy’.