Poetry

Criticism

“We all
see more
flaws
in ourselves
than we do
in others.”

I know, because I do the same thing to myself. My inner critic is always there, whispering in a low voice. It always knows what to say, where to strike where it will hurt the worst. But, instead of giving in, I choose to ignore it whenever possible.

© Sarah Doughty

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29 thoughts on “Criticism”

  1. So true. I realize not too long ago that I have not push myself so hard to appease others, but to prove something to that inner critic. Such a personality traits has its rewards and its problems.

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  2. Sometimes I feel like our good criticism of ourselves is overtaken by the fear of not living up to the expectations of others that takes our good criticism to the next level where it starts to hurt us instead. Just a thought of mine haha~ 🙂 stay strong! ❤

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  3. I’m trying to train myself to adjust my negative thoughts. A much bigger task than I would have thought. I’m reminded of this cartoon I read a bit ago by The Awkward Yeti where two characters are carrying a huge boulder to the top of a mountain and written on the boulder is “Self Doubt.” One character says, “Maybe it would be easier if we put this down.”
    I’m still trying to figure out how to do that. But it’s had me thinking. I thought the journey was about working through self doubt, or continuing despite it. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just put it down and walk away?

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  4. This is the truth and I struggle with it probably more than I struggle with anything else. I am incredibly hard on myself. It’s sometimes the first thing people notice about me. What a great first impression! (She said sarcastically.)

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