You Are Your Greatest Critic and Motivator

Finding the strength to silence inner criticism and define your self-worth

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It is strange how we compare ourselves to others

Constantly looking for measures that indicate we are worthy

Setting up measures that we think are important

Redefining ourselves in the eyes of others

But tell me…. How do you keep up with evolving definitions of your self-worth?

No matter who you are or your level of success

Those that love you still do

Those that criticize you will

So, in trying to meet with different societal measures

You become your greatest critic

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Despite being your greatest critic

You can become your greatest motivator

HEALTHY criticism could be a great motivating factor to constantly improve YOU and build your self-worth

You want to change your situations; you need to take the necessary steps

The world has no room to recognize failure

It only celebrates success

No one wants to know how many times you fail

They are interested in your success stories and the steps you took to overcome difficulties

Keep a journal of your challenges and difficulties and one day you could inspire others with them

So when life hits you out of nowhere and barely lives you holding on

Remember that you have so much power within you to overcome

And become a great force for positivity and strength in this world

But first, you have to go through some pain

Indulge in healthy criticism but never devalue your self

Determine what happiness means to you and keep running towards it.


Let the thoughts guide you!!

“The important thing to me is that I’m not driven by people’s praise and I’m not slowed down by people’s criticism. I’m just trying to work at the highest level I can.”

Russell Crowe

Chinyere Okoh ©2021



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Chinyere Okoh

Chinyere Okoh

Pharmacist, data analyst, PhD candidate | Aspiring data scientist and writer | Stimulating you to bounce back, build resilience, and aim for the best|