I found this cartoon the other day.
I thought about how often people have negative self talk. Often individuals assume others are thinking the most terrible things about them. Our voices in our head tell us other people are thinking we are not capable or too fat or not pretty enough or not smart enough or that we can’t possible succeed, that there is just something wrong with us.
What would it take for us to be able to believe the best about ourselves? What would it take to realize that most people struggle and most people don’t automatically believe the worse about others? In a recent Pink song (F#*@ Perfect) there is a line “Change the voices in your head; make them like you instead”. What would motivate you to change the voices in your head to be more positive?
Ask yourself what choices you might make differently if the voices in your head were positive. What amazing things might you do if didn’t believe others were thinking you don’t measure up?
Try working at changing those voices in your head and see where it leads you.