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3 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic When Trying Something New

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didn’t do that we end up .Unfortunately, these are the very opportunities that our inner critic likes to thwart. How can we keep it from getting in the way of new opportunities?One thing that can keep us from starting something new is by associating starting with “must finish” and not finishing with “failure.”This can make starting something new feel risky.

If starting always locks us into a long-term commitment, that puts a lot of pressure on our initial decision. What if we find that we don’t want to—or can’t—finish it?

What if we start our own business and we don’t like it? Or what if we train for a marathon and we’re not good at it? If we only consider ourselves successful once we master an industry or cross the finish line and we’re not sure we can do that, then why even try?Our inner critic might tell us that it’s better to not start at all than to risk getting stuck doing something we hate or feeling like a failure if we quit.

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