My Inner Critic doesn’t believe in me. He seeks out every instance where someone has doubted me and amplifies it so that it is all I hear.
It diminishes my success and my work and makes me doubt any growth I’ve had. It twists everything I hear, all the love and support around me, and makes it taunt or criticism.
It slowly sneaks up on me and wraps me in its dark shroud so that before I know it, my voice is muffled, my mouth shut and self-worth scared away. If I gave into it, it would ensure I never spoke again.
But still I rise.
I am a hardworking and skilled writer.
I am a disciplined and committed runner.
I am a caring and loving partner.
I am a good cat dad.
I am a valued friend.
I am worthy of happiness and I should continue to work towards my dreams. I will not go gently in the good night.