I’d like to introduce you to Rebecca…
She’s my representation of that whiney little voice that just loves to keep me playing small.
Growing up dyslexic with two very bright sisters paved the way to my inner critic.
Becoming a bit of an overachiever, I eventually figured it out. Getting real good at most things BUT never really feeling like I could be great at anything.
Now I know I'm not alone, not so much being dyslexic or owning a doll named Rebecca but an inner critic lies within us all.
It’s that debilitating voice that bubbles up in many different forms sounding something like: “I’m not smart enough, experienced enough, attractive enough” etc..
It all comes down to a simple and vicious inner block that holds us back from our greatest potential as it whispers in your ear, “You’ll never cut it”.
Rebecca is simply just a representation of my inner critic. Looking so obnoxiously cute, embodying to me a woman who experiences greatness.
She often likes to come out and play when I’m taking on a challenge of some sort.
So rather than let her run the show I literally throw her in the back of my closet.
Yep, it’s my way of silencing those limiting beliefs and toxic thought patterns we all experience.
As you can see she’s a bit beat up, we’ve certainly had our share of disagreements.
But seeing my inner critic as something outside of myself, AKA Rebecca, helps remind me, as I can shelve her away in my closet, I can also shelve those disempowering thoughts holding me back from more of what I want in and for my life.
So what’s your inner critic saying to you, Holly?
The first step in facing it, is to identify it. If the voice inside of you at anytime is speaking to your limitations not your greatness, you found it!
Start exploring it. When you find you’re talking yourself out of something you want and deserve, pick up some pen and paper and examine what you’re thinking at that moment.
More importantly what are you feeling and if that “feeling” could talk, what is it saying?
Then, come up with something clever to put that inner critic in its place.
For me, I tell Rebecca to take a hike, I appreciate her warning as I get that she doesn’t want to see me fail, let’s face it is “safer” to play small.
But the truth is I’m actually disappointing myself more if I succumb to my inner critic.
I get that it isn’t that easy…discerning whether you’re holding yourself back or simply making a decision that doesn’t truly support the best version of yourself.
That's what I'm here for.
If you're ready to move forward in a more powerful and meaningful way, let me
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P.S. Yes, Rebecca is a BRATZ doll 🤷🏻♀️