Community//

Overcoming The Inner Voices That Prevent You From Making An Impact

Tools and prompts to help you get out of your own way.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

“Who am I to say that?”

“Someone else with a bigger following is already doing/sharing that message.” 

“What will the people who know me think or say?”

“What will strangers think of me, or worse, say directly to me?”

Do any of these sound like things you’ve said or felt?

If they are, you’re not alone. I’ve felt all of them at one time or another, and it’s one of the most common hurdles that hold my clients back from making the impact they were uniquely designed to make.

In case you need to hear this today: you have something to say. Don’t let that voice inside your head telling you that you don’t, it’s not ready, not good enough, or that it’s already been said, prevent you from saying it. 

There is someone out there who needs to hear it at this exact moment, coming from you.

Plus, those people whose criticism we fear…they’re paying way less attention than we think.

Most of those who are watching are cheering you on and giving you the gift of their attention, so get to it!

Plus, having haters means someone is listening.

Repeat to yourself, “Holding myself back is my withholding that which someone needs from me” (aka I’m robbing them by staying small).

Keep this in mind: You don’t need permission or data to support the decisions you are guided to make from your intuition. Trusting yourself is enough.

Lastly, saying ‘yes’ to things that scare you and that you’ve never done before is the only way to grow into the person you hope to become.

Pep talk done for the day. See you out there in the arena, doing what you were put here to do, perhaps getting your butt kicked, but feeling the growth and fulfillment that comes from it.

Want more content to help you on your path to success and fulfillment? Then check out this free masterclass with Deepak Chopra and me. In it, we share the 5 key things you need to know to create a more meaningful life!

This article was originally published on Forbes.

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...

    Community//

    Natasha Johnson Doesn’t Speak Up Because She’s Comfortable

    by Tabby Biddle
    Community//

    3 Reasons Why It’s Time to Overcome Your Fear of Visibility and Let Your Voice Be Heard!

    by Debra Santangelo

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

    - MARCUS AURELIUS

    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.