143: How To Silence Your Inner Critic (More Results, Less Effort)

Feb 23, 2016

I want to challenge you today. I want to show you how to silence your inner critic.

You know, that voice that says, “I’ll do it tomorrow” or “I can’t” or “This is so hard”.

That voice. How do we make it go away?

There’s no strategy, no plan, no protocol, no diet that will work if you don’t get out of your own way & do the work.

Unfortunately, many of us stay stuck for too long, if not forever, in our own way.

We are the only reason that we aren’t living the life we want. We are the only reason we don’t have the body we want. We are the only reason we aren’t who or where we want to be.

And we have the power to change that. Today’s episode is all about “how”.

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How to Silence Your Inner Critic

  1. Identify your most common excuses, limitations or methods of procrastination
  2. Determine when you anticipate them to pop up in the next week
  3. Pre-determine your response

Most of us misunderstand motivation. We think it’s just wanting something badly enough, and if we do, we’ll do the work.

That’s not true. That’s grossly incomplete.

Motivation is like a fire. We misunderstand when we think it’s a simple as lighting a match.

When you light a match, do you have fire? You sure do!

But then what? What happens to a match? It fizzles out really fast.

It’s just the beginning. It’s just potential for fire. It is a spark.

It must be sustained.

If you just have the spark, you find yourself wondering, “What’s wrong with me? Why am I not doing the work? Why can’t I follow through? Why aren’t I strong enough?”

You’re just missing a step. You’re missing the step that keeps the fire burning.

That step is ACTION.

Action fuels motivation. Action stokes the fire.

You might be wondering, “what does this have to do with how to silence my inner critic?”


Our inner critic keeps us from taking action.

The voice of doubt & delay makes excuses that tell us tomorrow will be better.

That’s the dragon we must slay. That is how you silence your inner critic.

Know it. Expect it. Deny it. 


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