When we start caring too much about how other people think about us, we stop being innovative and creative. This is not something new. You must have heard this before or chances are that you yourself have been guilty of doing the same. According to Seth Godin, the best-selling author, what holds us back and stops us from climbing the heights is not the “fear of failure” but the “fear of criticism”.
Are you quitting to move on to something better? Are you quitting to improve your personal or mental health? Are you quitting because the current situation no longer serves you? Being afraid of quitting, could literally be blocking you from starting that new business, going back to school, moving to a new city or embarking on a new career journey. If you’re still unsure, run through this quick checklist.
Today, I'll dig deep into my Indian (and spiritual) soul just so I can explain the power of positive affirmations and mantras. Let me teach you. (yes. exactly. i will practically teach you through words here, how to use positive affirmations to your benefit. but don't get me wrong. as jim carrey says - affirmations and the law of attraction is just that , you can't say them or write them down somewhere and go and eat a sandwich and expect the universe to work in your favor miraculously. the work and effort to put into them are just as much important as the oxygen is to your lungs.) As you all know I'm a huggeeeee believer of affirmations and practicing meditation. Today's topic has been covered by motivational speakers and has become popular over the years. I believe we are currently in a spiritual revolution where increasingly more people are practicing meditation and relaxation. In other words, Eastern medicine is becoming more popular through mainstream media, as we see more of it on television. However, people still don’t know what is meant by the phrase "positive affirmations." Growing up, I for sure know, Indian (and mostly Eastern) parents teach their kids all about the importance of meditation, mantras, and affirmations. If you've been taught or know about this or believe in this topic, high five!
In one sense, our inner critic is trying to help us. It wants to push us to do our best, and to prevent the potential negative impacts of making mistakes. It thinks it’s being motivational. In reality, however, that is rarely the case, because it goes about it in a way that tears us down instead of giving us a boost. But what if you offered your Inner Critic a little compassion and asked what it wants from you?
If only I could go back to my younger self and tell her, it all works out for the good. You may think you see closed doors, God has other plans for you and when you look back you will see how each dot connected and how it worked out for the better (because it always does), as though some kind of magic! My younger self never gave up on her hustle and kept going and fighting against all odds, and I'm thankful for that now. It's just that...I wish I knew somethings earlier in my life, now that I know them... Here is to all the youngsters out there. Hope you believe in yourself and love yourself more than anything else.