"You're not good enough to do that." "No one cares what you have to say." "You have to be perfect or people will criticize you." "I'm such an idiot!" "I'm never going to be successful." "They must have been laughing at me." "Everyone else has it all together, but not me." "This is never going to work." "If I ask them to work with me they're going to think I just want their money." "I can't afford that."
Are these the kinds of thoughts taking up residence in your head, repeating themselves over and over again? This is what is referred to as "negative self-talk" or "negative inner dialogue." It is pervasive and powerfully destructive. In fact it is the #1 cause of all failure or inability to achieve what you want in life. No matter how much money, skill, knowledge, or resources you have, you inner critical voice will sabotage it ALL. Unless you learn to fight back. Here's how.