Would you talk to your best friend the way you talk to yourself? Come to that, would you even speak that way to someone you didn’t like?
No? So why is it ok to use that tone when you talk to yourself?
My friend and colleague Judith Leary Jones is doing some great research on the theme of the doubting twin (check her out at Great Companies Consulting) Its the bad mouthing triplet I’m taking issue with here.
Think of all the times, every day, that you put yourself down. You’re impatient with yourself. You’re sarcastic. You’re cruel. You reinforce and restate your weaknesses. You replay your mistakes.
Imagine if you could just be a little kinder to yourself. Speak to yourself as you would your friends. Unpack the truth gently and celebrate what works.
The greatest change you can make is in the tone of voice you use when you talk to yourself. You are your own work of art, appreciate and respect that.
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