We all have that little voice in the back of our heads that tells us we’re not good enough, that we’re not smart enough, or that we’ll never achieve our goals. For women in business, that inner critic can be our worst enemy, holding us back from achieving success. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Let me show you how to silence your inner critic and boost your confidence so you can go after your dreams with fearless ambition.
First, let’s talk about where this inner critic comes from. Most of the time, it’s a result of years of conditioning from society, family, friends, and even ourselves.
We’ve internalised the messages that we’re not good enough and that we’re not worthy of success. As a result, we doubt ourselves and our abilities which holds us back from taking risks and going after our dreams. But it’s important to remember that these messages are NOT true!
One way to do this is by identifying your personal values and aligning your actions with those values. When you know what’s important to you and you’re living in alignment with those values, it becomes easier to silence the negative voices in your head because you know that you’re doing what’s right for YOU.
Another way to boost your confidence is by surrounding yourself with people who believe in you and who will support you on your journey.
Find a mentor or a coach who can help you build the skills you need to succeed. Join or start a mastermind group of like minded individuals who will hold you accountable and cheer you on along the way. When you have people in your corner who believe in you, it becomes much easier to drown out the negative voices telling you that you can’t do it.
Finally, don’t be afraid to celebrate your successes no matter how small they may seem. Every victory is worth celebrating because it’s proof that YOU can do it! Give yourself credit for every step forward, no matter how small it may be. Doing so will help build your confidence and keep motivating you to achieve even more
If you’re ready to silence your inner critic once and for all, remember these three things:
1) Identify your personal values;
2) Surround yourself with supportive people;
3) Celebrate your successes—no matter how small they may seem.
When you do these things, I guarantee you’ll start seeing a boost in your confidence levels—and as a result, you’ll be able…to take decisive action towards achieving your goals. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start taking charge of YOUR life!
Here is to your success
Elif Köse, December 2022