Sunday, April 21, 2013

Can you hear me now?

I’m your inner voice. The one that keeps saying, “You’ve got to do something or it’s never going to happen.” The one that reminds you, “You’re never going to be where you want to be as a writer.” The one that shows you the truth.

Sure there have been studies.

Psychologists will say that you, and you alone, have control over me. If every word from my mouth is negative, you have the power to change me.


Come a little closer. Let me tell you a secret. We both know it’s so much easier to listen to the negatives. So much simpler-and safer-to believe you can’t than to go to all the trouble of trying and risking failure.

Forget the hogwash about failing yourself. Forget it!

Oh sure, you can put positive words in my mouth. You can make me say two positive things for every one negative. Like learning to walk, you can program me to celebrate you.

But that takes effort.

You’ll wind up treating yourself with the love and care you give others, acknowledging your successes. Noting your strengths instead of dwelling on your weaknesses. What a Putz! Right?

Even that Gandhi guy knew.

“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” M. Gandhi

It’s all about me. 

Succeed or fail, try to not, positive or negative, it all comes down to what I, your inner voice, say. 

Can you hear me now?

Here's hoping you find the happy channel in your head!

Lisa Tapp


Liza said...

Wow, this has become one of my favorite posts ever.

Thanks so much.

Lisa Tapp said...

Thanks, Liza. I hope the voice of your Inner-Me celebrates all that's good in you. Lisa

Kurt Hampe said...

Inner voice? You mean there's only supposed to be one?

Good post and a fine reminder.

Lisa Tapp said...

Kurt, some of us are gifted and hear a whole chorus!

Margie Lawson said...

Lisa --

I always knew you were brilliant. Now I have proof.

Stellar, stellar, stellar!

So glad I dropped by YA Fusion.

I'll be back. :-)

Lisa Tapp said...

Thanks Margie. And thanks for the tweet!