That Little Voice Inside Your Head

We all do it. Just go ahead and admit it. It doesn’t make you weird or crazy. Sometimes you talk to yourself. It’s normal –  I do it. Sometimes it’s positive –  a little pep talk to get yourself going; to motivate yourself to make good choices. “Come on, you can do this!” or “You’ll thank yourself later” or “Remember why you are doing this; don’t quit now.” etc. But other times we can get negative and down on ourselves; we can beat ourselves up a little bit, sometimes without even realising what we’re doing or realising just how damaging it can be.

That little voice inside your head is a powerful one. It can be used for good or for evil. It can lift you up and it can really bring you down if you’re not careful. This quote really strikes me:

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You are always listening – to YOU. You can try to ignore that little voice – but you will still hear it. You can’t get rid of it which is why it’s so important to make sure it’s a positive, reassuring voice and not a negative, self-depricating, self-loathing voice.

Some of us fall into this more easily than others, but I think everyone can relate on some level – where at some point they have been down on themselves and that little voice inside their head has made it worse. If you’re already the type of person who tends to be really critical of themselves than this can become a serious problem. Before you know it nothing you do is good enough. No matter what anyone else says you find a way to criticise yourself. Let’s not confuse this with being humble. We want to be humble people, but being humble does not equal being self-depricating. You can take a compliment by simply saying “Thank you” – this does not make you proud – it makes you thankful that someone noticed and appreciated you or something you did. It’s OK to be proud of your accomplishments; of where you’ve come from – maybe something you’ve worked really hard at achieving – it’s more than OK to celebrate those things. You can still be a humble person and celebrate the good in you.

If we’re not careful that little voice inside of us can tell us lies and worse – we can start to believe them.

“You’re a failure.”

“You can’t do that.”

“You will never be…smart, pretty, admirable, likeable, fun…”

The TRUTH is we all have a unique purpose. I truly believe God has a simply incredible reason for creating YOU. He doesn’t make mistakes – you are the way you are for a God-given purpose. This is the truth that should guide us. The one that should trump that little voice inside our head when it starts to get negative. We go back to the truth. I am beautiful. I am a creation of the All-Mighty God and I have an amazing purpose for this life and for eternity – and so I refuse to believe the lie that I’m not good enough. The creator of the whole universe created me, loves me and wants to know me. Think about that for a second and if that little voice inside your head is telling you anything different – politely, tell him to shut up. Like many mamas I know say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Sometimes we need to tell that little inner voice exactly that.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. GILBERT KENYA
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 16:23:36

    The good news is, that inner voice can be trained to speak positive things. However, it needs to be thoroughly worked on before it learns to speak good things to us. It is never afraid nor ashamed of speaking the worst since it is aware that only one person is listening: YOU.
    Therefore, it is only you who has the power to shut it up whenever it doesn’t have something good to say. You master the art of controlling this small voice within and you will have mastered the art of self-control, no matter what circumstance you are in. Deep and very motivating thoughts up there.

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