The new year is upon us, and it’s resolution time. The time where most of us set obnoxiously unattainable goals in the spirit of the season. The time where comparisons are at an all-time high. The time -if there ever was one more monumental- for introverts to speak up.
See, we introverts feel things deeply. We are keen observers, quick to listen, quicker to take things to heart. We spend most of our time in our heads, making sense of ourselves and the world around us.
It’s a beautiful thing, but during this time of year, it can be particularly detrimental.
Ambitious resolutions, as empowering as they can be, often leave us fearful or even drained because we’re constantly consumed by self-doubt before we start and self criticism when we get of track – not to mention – our personally unforgiving nature and our overwhelming need to prove ourselves…to ourselves.
But, whether you believe you can achieve or believe you can’t…either way you’ll be right.
If we’re really trying to shake things up in our lives, achieve new things, develop new habits, The way we think and the way we respond to our thoughts must change.
For introverts, the knack for listening, observing, and feeling will never cease to exist. And we don’t want it to. But it doesn’t mean we have to always fall victim to the downsides of these amazing qualities.
There’s a huge difference between ignoring self-doubt and talking over it.
It’s not enough to sit silently and listen to the voices.
Use your voice. Speak up. Talk over them.
Tell yourself, aloud – I mean, really speak it into the world:
“I am not a product of circumstance, I’m a man of action. Everything that can make the biggest difference in my life is within my control. At the end of the day, what I do is only a reflection of who I am, and momentary failure does not mean that I am a failure. I’m not perfect, nor am I trying to be. No matter how hard things get this year, nothing will ever stop me from trying.”
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