You see, our minds are always in constant battle. Do I…, do I not…,should I…, should I not…, the voices go on and on, each agitating for their own.
Everyday I set my mind on the things I want to achieve for the day, everything. Then the alarm goes off..time to get off the bed. One mind says..” lie down jor, you still have five minutes. Besides you don’t need to do all that by the way“. The other says..”get up. Go get started. The clock is ticking”. And me I’m just there lying down like ofcourse the arena of the battle. It is true when two elephants fight, the grass suffers.
The voice of doubt is always playing on the background constantly, like one fine Celine Dion blues soronating the soul. It never shuts up. You try to be positive/ want to do a thing, and it questions you. Are you sure you can do it? Bla..bla.. then it gives you great ideas why you shouldn’t and logically why you can’t. The feeling of doubt begins to set in. But do I really have to? Can I?
The other voice argues… You can. Atleast give it a shot.. Do it..try. And I’m like.. Urggghh! Do I have what it takes? The other voice gets even louder. You see? That’s why you shouldn’t. Just relax. Hey… you’ve been equipped with all it takes and you’re strong enough. The other voice repeats. Go…come on.. they argue back and forth. I just might have a headache now aaarrgh!
Seriously, Nothing good comes out of that feeling of negativity, doubt, fear, Self–judgement etc. I’ve listened to it sometimes, and I got nothing out of it. It forms its own logic based on criticism and faulty assumptions and exaggerations. It’s crazy. Really crazy. But you know what? Talk back at it. Like… “shut up! I’m going to get up and get those stuffs done!” Straight up like that.
Sometimes I may want to read. And then the voice goes..” why don’t you just take a nap?” Ain’t you feeling tired? It never stays quiet. And then I’d feel like dropping the book. But hell No! You ain’t going to deprive me of the information and knowledge I’m about to get from that book!
You see,One thing I’ve noticed is, once you begin to Play along, then it gets the little wins, and that’s how it eventually holds you back. It’s so easy to listen to that voice because we all have some bit of hesitancy, fear, doubt, negative criticisms and all that. And with those logical reasons to back it up? Why not? Who doesn’t want to relax & stay within the comfliest zone? But that’s not where dreams are realized.
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I currently have some things on my to-do list and that voice is telling me..”Don’t stress yourself. Where are you even going to start?” I’m going to start somewhere… Somehow. What must be done must be done.
How to defeat that voice?
• Be confident in yourself. That voice is going to criticize the hell out of you and create self-doubts. Defeat it!
• Never negative-talk yourself. That voice is going to give you a hundred reasons Why you can’t. Say you can. Defeat it!
• Stay focused and committed to your goals. That voice is going to try to distract you and make you hesitant. Defeat it!
Always remember, You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think ~ Christopher Robin.
Until next time,