If you had a friend that never spoke nicely to you, would you listen?
If they only reminded you of your weaknesses and past failures, would they really be your friend?
Life is too short for those friends.
The same goes for that voice inside your head. The one that speaks just before you show courage. The quiet voice that reminds you that you’ve failed, tells you you’re reaching too far, and creates doubt by magnifying your missteps.
That voice isn’t your friend either.
And you can choose to not listen. Because when you do, you give strength to the other voice. The voice that encourages, holds you to a higher standard, and believes in you.
The voice you listen to builds your future. Maybe it’s time to make a new friend.