All You Need to Succeed in Life are These Two Imaginary People

And a bit of self-forgiveness

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Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

Here’s How I Did It

I personify my inner critic.

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Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

It told me all sorts of things for the least to the most important things in my life and this put me in a state of a perpetual, partial dislike for myself. I realized that I’ve internalized these beliefs for far too long and behaved as if they were true.

I talk to my inner mentor.

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Image by Günter Litsch from Pixabay

If the inner critic is the loud bully that seeks attention, the inner mentor is the wise voice who can distance him/herself from the immediate environment and see the bigger picture for what it is.

I apply H.E.A.T.

Instead of being a passive recipient of my own criticism, I become a proactive agent in making things better.

The Result

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Natasha Serafimovska

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EdTech SaaS content writer, thoughts on future of work, careers and freelancing. Subscribe at: thehumanist.substack.com. Hire me: contact@serafimovska.com

The Ascent

A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

Natasha Serafimovska

Written by

EdTech SaaS content writer, thoughts on future of work, careers and freelancing. Subscribe at: thehumanist.substack.com. Hire me: contact@serafimovska.com

The Ascent

A community of storytellers documenting the journey to happiness & fulfillment. Join thousands of others making the climb on Medium.

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