“You need a big list to succeed online.”
“You need to dominate Google to succeed online.”
“You need to be connected as a newbie blogger to succeed online”
Every idea above flows to you courtesy of your inner blogging critic. You know him or her; that little annoying voice telling you what you cannot do, what is completely impossible and pretty much anything you should not even bother exploring. Your inner blogging critic handcuffs you. Re-read each statement above. Anyone with a small list – or no list – should expect to fail. Google-fools will fail. Newbie lone wolves? Why bother? Failure awaits.
All limiting beliefs projected by your inner blogging critic are not real. Pure illusions, these ideas are, because fear is not real. Love is real. Possibility is real. Opportunities are real. Inner blogging critics are not even real because the voice of fear speaks illusions or appearances, not truths.
My inner blogging critic told me to watch Netflix and go to bed instead of writing this guest post. My negative voice told me to take it easy because taking care of self beats taking care of others…..according to my inner blogging critic. Every critics lies because critics project fear. I listened to the inner critic chatting and let that fool tire itself out after a few moments. Inner critics give up fast if you simply sit with the chatter versus trusting the chatter. Never listen to its lies. Never trust it. Be with it. Eventually, the chatter ends. Move in the opposite direction. Do the opposite.
Move in the Opposite Direction
The inner blogging critic told me to watch TV and to not write this guest post. I listened, relaxed and the voice tired itself out. I then did the opposite; I did not watch TV and wrote this guest post. Writing the guest post feels a little uncomfortable. I do feel tired. But writing the guest post also feels fun and quite freeing. I know I’m helping you. I know I’m helping myself. We both win. But only because I move in the opposite direction. I did not trust the negative voice because it lied. I honored my truth, wrote the guest post and here we are.
Successful People Dream Big Critic-Dissolving Dreams
I dream of circling the globe. I also dream of empowering you to follow my lead. Little critical voices do not bother me much because my love of freedom far outweighs by inner critic fueled fears. Dream big dreams. The negative voice becomes silent. Your inner blogging critic intends to keep you comfortable, unhappy and miserable. But dreaming big dreams moves you toward discomfort, happiness and freedom. Silence the inner negative voice. Dream big dreams. Move past the small, whiny voice. Never be pushed around by your problems. Be led by your freeing dreams.
Spend a good deal of time in quiet. Spread awareness around your thoughts and feelings. Most people seem to get bullied by their thoughts and feelings because most people identify with their thoughts and feelings. But you are awareness, attending to your thoughts and feelings. You are not your inner critic but you are awareness observing it chatter and letting it dissolve into who you really are: an unlimited being capable of amazing acts of service.
I enjoy meditating, doing various forms of yoga and power walking daily to spend time in quiet. Being in quiet lets me observe my inner blogging critic versus trusting its limiting lies. I suggest you do the same to silence your inner blogging critic for good.
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