Silencing Your Inner Critic
“Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.”
― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life
“After many years of self-flagellation, I’ve realized that beating myself up doesn’t get me anywhere” ~Chris Pine
You’ve just left an audition or hit the “send” button on your self-tape. Doubt and fear start to creep in–did I do ok? Am I good enough? Ah, I should have done this instead of that. What was I thinking?
The downward spiral of negative thinking can happen fast if you’re not careful. And you gotta be careful with what you say to yourself–they’re a really good listener.
And one thing is definitely for sure.
Negative thinking does not get you anywhere even remotely close to your goal(s).
Silencing the Inner Critic
When you feel those negative thoughts come in–even the whispers of doubt, shut them down as soon as they begin. Try one of the following when that pesky voice starts in your ear.
- “Negativity, I just don’t have time for you today. Buh Bye!”
- “I am good enough. I am more than good enough. Whatever will be will be.”
- “This role might not be for me, but I showed up. I prepared. I did my best.”
Or anything that works for you.
Telling that inner critic to head out the door and never come back might be difficult, but it’s necessary to keep going and keep that hope alive. All of our teachers and staff are here because they do believe in you. We are here to give you that encouragement–that positive voice in your ear–if you need it.
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