Your internal running dialogue matters. I speak often with people who are looking for help. They are smart, motivated and capable. Think multi-talented and passionate about thier work, and their lives. Yet, when speaking in confidence they often tell me the internal chatter doesn’t match.
It’s a hard thing to tackle, but it can be worth the effort. Job one is just being aware. What does your voice say? Are you kind to yourself? Encouraging? The thing about the chatter is that even tho it is just a passing thought it has energy. I love Mike Dooley’s motto: Thoughts Become Things. Even little, fleeting thoughts that you don’t share with anyone else.
What does your internal voice say?
Can you change the dialogue?
How do you think it impacts you?