I was talking about this recently to someone and it’s interesting to me the walls we put up without any outside input or discussion.
Some of it comes from people telling us we can’t do this or that. If it happens often enough, we internalize it and don’t need the outside forces anymore – it’s all in our heads.
Talking with others, hearing how they combat the inner critic is interesting to me. And I think it helps.
If you do this to yourself, why? Do you work to change? Do you talk to others and hear their stories? Does it help?