One important thing to know as you read this post is that I have this crazy bitch who lives in me and who’s sole purpose is to convince me that everything I do or think is absurd and out of my reach. I call her Lilith. If you want to learn more about your inner critic, check out some of Coach Jennie’s work. She’s awesome! Thanks to Shannon Hernandez of M. Shannon Hernandez I’ve been thinking a lot about writing a manifesto. Hers is fantastic (and a work of art, if I do say so myself). So I went on a hunt to find ways to crush self-doubt using a manifesto.
I was doing some research and stumbled on this beauty by Corbett Barr and had to share it. It speaks to me and I plan on using it to help me shut down Lilith for good. One of my favorite lines is “You don’t have to wait for permission and you don’t need anyone else to grant you status.” Yes, Lilith I absolutely do know more than you give me credit for.
So, I started working on my manifesto. I call it my creative creed. I have a feeling this will be a work in progress.
Do you have an inner critic? Can creating a manifesto for yourself help you recognize how great you really are?