The Self-Doubt Solution: How to Quiet Your Inner Critic

Bob Baker
Bob Baker
Jun 28, 2017 · 2 min read

Here’s a short excerpt from The Passion Principles: 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World

9) Turn your inner critic into a cartoon

We all have that voice in our head. It’s the inner critic.

It speaks to us when fear and uncertainty rise up to make themselves known.

Many artists take that voice seriously. So much so that they give it a megaphone and turn up the volume, which leads to inaction and stagnation.

Give your inner critic a ridiculous, cartoon voice.

Turn it into a silly character. Give it a zany name.

Imagine those negative thoughts being delivered by a unicorn named Butch, a three-year-old child, or a talking whoopee cushion.

Make it so that you can’t possibly take that voice and its message seriously.

Learn more about The Passion Principles book at

Head to this page for a master list of links to all Passion Principles book excerpts on Medium.

Bob Baker

Written by

Bob Baker

I help creative entrepreneurs make an impact and a living. I’m also a coach who creates music, affirmation/meditation recordings, visual art, and improv comedy.