I have a ruthless inner critic who preys on me.
He focuses on my skills and abilities.
When he sees the chance, he likes to attack others as well.
If I receive an email that is less than one sentence, he whispers, “Jerk.”
If I sense arrogance in the writer’s tone, internally he says, “Thanks Mr. Know It All!”
If you sell to me aggressively this critic shouts, “Scum-sucking leech!”
(Can you tell I don’t like to be sold to aggressively?)
But could some of these responses be a sign that I need some rest?
Or maybe that I need to step away from the blogs for a while?
Maybe, just maybe, I need to point the finger at myself a little more and less at others.
Or even quit being so quick to judge.
Have you ever felt this way? Does your inner critic lash out at others? How do you prevent it?