Thought for today:
‘Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.’
— Cardinal Newman
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There is rarely a critic so harsh as the voice inside our heads.
I will ask clients, “If your best friends spoke to you the way you speak to yourself, would they still be your best friends?”
Despite evidence to the contrary, we have a remarkable ability to convince ourselves we are not good enough.
Or that our work is not good enough.
Sometimes we just don’t start because we can never meet our own impossible standards.
These are things I hear “in the room” on a regular basis.
Letting go of impossible standards without feeling that we have compromised our values is a challenge.
But one that is worth attempting, the payoff is good.