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How To Overcome Self Doubt By Challenging Your Inner Critic | The CognoZen Method

If you want to learn how to overcome self doubt and silence your Inner Critic, keep reading. This article may contain affiliate links. By clicking the links you are supporting this blog, so thanks!

Welcome to Part 3 of the series on How to Shift Your Mindset from “I’m Not Good Enough” To “I Am Worthy”.

In Part 1 we discussed how there is nothing that you have to do, say, or be to be considered “worthy”. You are worthy and enough just because you are. Your existence is proof of your worthiness. Everything else is an added bonus. 

If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to do so by clicking here. It’s really a good one. 🙂

In part 2 we got into how acknowledging and honoring (*not* wallowing in) your feelings can help you process the chemical side effects of negative emotions quickly, and increase your sense of worthiness. We also talked about the positive impact this can have in every area of your life.

If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here!

In this section, we’re going to talk about your good old Inner Critic and how you can get a handle on it before it makes a mess out of you. Even if it tells you that you aren’t worthy, that doesn’t make it true.

Step 3: Challenge Your Inner Critic

Challenge Negative Thoughts

We’ve been hearing this since we were kids but the message is still true:

The best way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them.

Now before I go any further, I’m going to say something that might sound controversial and hard to believe, but it’s true:

Your Inner Critic is actually here to help you.

Sound like a load of crap? I know, I know…hear me out for a sec. I promise I’m going somewhere with this…

The sole purpose of your Inner Critic’s entire existence is to protect you.

It wants to keep you safe from “negative” feelings like pain, anger, embarrassment, frustration, etc.

So it tries to discourage you from trying new things, meeting new people, and putting yourself in harm’s way.

It tells you all the ways something could go wrong so you’re prepared or, better yet, deterred.

It does this because it loves you.

Love is the most beautiful emotion, but sometimes it gets expressed in the ugliest ways.

Have you ever had a family member or friend that you knew loved you try to convince you not to start that business, make that move, take that job, or pursue that dream..not because they didn’t believe in you…but because they were scared for you?

Yeah, it’s a lot like that.

So your Inner Critic isn’t really your enemy. It’s just a crappy friend with good intentions.

If you keep this in mind, it’ll be easier to deal with it.

The next time your I.C. starts flappin its mouth, try these 2 things:

  • Identify the Source: Ask yourself, “Where are these feelings of inadequacy coming from? Is it one specific event or person, or a series of experiences? What belief do I have that’s making me feel this way?”

    Once you identify the source of these feelings you can explore the underlying belief causing them.

    Then you can replace the old thought pattern with a healthy new belief.

    The free worksheet for this article was created to help you do this. You can download it by scrolling to the end of this post.
Download your free workbook by scrolling to the end of this blog post
  • Is It True?: Most of the time our self-doubts are not based on facts.

    Ask yourself, “Is this true 100% of the time? What evidence proves that this is true? What evidence proves that it is NOT true?”

    More often than not, you’ll find plenty of evidence that proves that the negative belief is FALSE.

    And if you know it’s not true then you can train yourself to stop believing it.

    If someone told you that all trees have rainbow leaves with elk tattoos, would you have to work hard to not believe them?

    Of course not, because you have plenty of proof and evidence that this isn’t true. You know what you know, so you know that statement isn’t true.

    That’s the same way I want you to feel about the negative beliefs your I.C. keeps throwing out. When you know it’s not true, it becomes so much easier to ignore it.

It can be tough to ignore the incessant barrage of toxic sewage waste that your Inner Critic keeps spewing, but it is possible.

Question every thought that makes you feel bad. 

Be honest and truthful with yourself. 

And remember that there is so much GOOD inside of you that your Inner Critic rarely talks about, so you have to choose to focus on it yourself.

Even if it tells you that you aren’t worthy, that doesn’t make it true.

Tools To Help You Train Your Brain To Believe You’re Worthy

If you want to train your subconscious to believe that you are worthy, try this follow-along CognoZen video. It’s the perfect way to reset your mind and nervous system.

If you’re looking for a longer sleep affirmation video with guided breathing, you can find it on the CognoZen YouTube channel.

Get instant access to the FREE 3-Day CognoZen Challenge to learn how to reprogram your subconscious mind for wealth, happiness, & success!

& download this FREE mini workbook that I made to go with this article!

“Fact-Checking Your Inner Critic: Are Those Thoughts True?” Workbook (digital download)

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Pay-What-You-Want Digital Download Turn negative thought patterns into positive new beliefs with this short “Fact-Checking Your Inner Critic: Are Those Thoughts True?” workbook. Figure out where the old beliefs came from, if they’re true, and if they’re serving you. If you haven’t read the article/lesson connected to this workbook yet, read it here: This download…


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