What I’ve noticed is that self-criticism is something you can hide for a long time. You can manage in the world, you can work your way to the top (your top) and everyone believes and perceives you as a person who has it all and who has nothing to worry about. False!
Self-criticism goes hand in hand with shame and lots of it. When you constantly believe you’re not doing it right, you are dumb or look terrible you work hard to not show anything of this to the people around you. Shame is an emotion which keeps you from sharing your true feelings and thoughts. You keep up this attitude in life which saves you of showing your vulnerability. You keep up your mask.
People who criticise themselves are ambitious and hard workers. They don’t feel their mental, emotional and physical bounderies. They are superman or woman. They fail (especially in their own eyes), they climb up, they disappoint themselves and this circle continues. Even though milestones are achieved, they don’t feel proud of themselves.
And this my friend is such a waste. When I speak of this I have a part of the highly sensitive people in mind whom I coach & rebirth. They are the sweetest, most loving and intelligent souls, but they don’t receive themselves as such.
Let’s turn this around. You are much more than than how that ugly and awful voice thinks you are and speaks to you. If this piece of writing resonates with you feel free to contact me and let’s start a journey which will set you free from self-criticism.