The Bully Inside My Head
Sometimes I feel like I have a bully inside my head!
There are times when my self-critical thoughts start badgering me, and it’s like I have my own private bully! He always shows up when I have too much to do, and it looks like there is no way I can do it all. Or when I get tired and discouraged, he’ll start bullying me.
The badgering isn’t audible but I do hear it, and if I’m not careful I believe it. I believe an accusing lie that says, “I am what I do, and if fail, then that’s who I am.”
But I don’t hear it when I succeed, and it would be a lie if I did.
The truth is, I am not what I do. I’m not a success if I get it all done. I’m not a failure when I don’t! And neither are you!