You know all those negative remarks you have continuously heard all your life, something like, ‘you are a total idiot’, ‘you are useless, ‘you can’t do anything right’, ‘you will never get anywhere in this life’, and so on and so on. They are all stored at an unconscious level, and have become part of the makeup of your self- belief.
You may have been criticised negatively, but from endearment, for instance by your parents and siblings, they didn’t necessarily mean you any harm. You could have had others criticise you negatively, to get a laugh at your expense, or from jealousy, fear, hurt, hate, guilt, to name a few.
You started to believe all the negative comments you were hearing about yourself and with every negative remark you took on board, your self-esteem decreased. You became more introverted and self conscious. You even started to admit to yourself that you are ‘useless’ and an ‘idiot’ and’ can’t do anything right’. You start to feel de-motivated and believe that you will never amount to much!
Well I have some good news that I am going to share with you!
You will hear criticism throughout your life, simply because you cannot determine or prevent what someone else is going to say or think about you, because this is out of your control. The only thing in this world that you do have total control over is YOU!
From now on remember this phrase…
“What anyone else thinks is none of my business”!
You had a choice and you chose to take the criticism on board. There are some people that hear exactly the same stuff; however they choose not to believe it and to let it go, their self-esteem is intact. The only difference is they chose a different option.
You see, life is all about choices, you have control over you, no one else. So make the choice right now, to let go of all those negative comments that you have been holding on to. Make a promise to YOU right now that you will never again allow negative criticism ‘IN’ and that instead you will ‘LET IT GO’.
Start looking at yourself in a new fresh way, embrace all of your good points, your strengths, your gifts, your talents, love you and accept you. Let go of all the negativity that has been holding you back; it is time to build your self-belief and to send your Self-Esteem shooting skywards.
It was you who allowed it to be taken away and only you can bring it back. Stop listening to that negative voice in your head; instead listen to the positive one that has been struggling for years to be heard.
Step 1. Let go of Negativity:
The next time someone criticises you negatively, visualise slamming the biggest heaviest wooden door and shutting it out! If you get criticised, you don’t have to argue or fight, you just simply ‘let it go’. You slam the door, and praise yourself. Let go of those negative comments. Remember, what anyone else thinks is none of your business. Choose to remain positive; to see your value and to love you!
Step 2. Increase your Self-Belief:
Remember the only thing you have total control over is you. Don’t concern yourself with happenings that are out of your control. If you judge yourself badly then you will project this, you must ensure that you remain positive. Make a list of all of your attributes, your strengths, your talents. Make a list and pin it up on a wall, read it every day. Every time you hear your negative self-talk, slam that door shut and replace with positive self –talk. Look in the mirror; stand tall, with your shoulders back, head high, look at you, and tell you ‘I am unique, I am worthy and I am a good person’. The more positive you become the stronger you will become, the more you praise yourself, the more you will value yourself and the more motivated you will become. When you love you, you will project this, and everyone else will see your worth too.
Step 3. Take back control:
This doesn’t mean being passive or controlling your emotions to avoid confrontation. It means having a natural reflex that enables you to be the ‘greater person’ in tricky situations. You see when you allow others’ to affect you; you are giving away your power to that person. By believing in yourself and not allowing outside influences to affect you, you will hold on to your power, turn the other cheek and be the greater person.
Us human beings are energy, we are one with the Universe. When you feel good you generate good energy into the universe, when you concentrate on what you want you send ripples of positivity out into the universe and the universe will deliver. Feel good, concentrate on what you want, dream big, believe in yourself and you will attract an abundant life.