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Many of us have heard our inner voice telling us we’re no good, we’ll never achieve what we want, and that nothing we have achieved is worth anything. It’s time to challenge these thoughts and remove their sting.

If our inner voice is often negative, undermining our self-confidence, it can create roadblocks that stop us from taking action to build our skills and mastery, and so hinder us when we want to move forward.

View yourself as capable

To defuse these unhelpful thoughts we need to develop a strong sense of “self-efficacy”—the belief that we are capable and competent, and can develop new skills and approaches that contribute to our ...

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