Back in September I wrote about the conversations we have with ourselves. If you’re like me, chances are that your inner voice is often trying to talk you out of something.
I have been acutely aware of this over the past few weeks. As you may know, I am a few short weeks away from releasing my second CD of original music. The process of writing, being in the studio, working out the details for the jacket design and mapping out all of the details of the release is extremely rewarding.
I took me 15 years to release my first CD and the primary reason for the delay …. I kept talking myself out of it. The conversations I was having with myself sounded something like this:
“Who wants to hear this stuff?”
“You don’t have what it takes to make it in the music business.”
“Stop kidding yourself, your music is average at best.”
Today, things are much different. I still have these conversations with myself and at times, I do sense that I am trying to talk myself out of doing something. However, along the way I realized one thing, when I talk myself out of pursuing a dream or bringing an idea to life, I am consumed by regret.
It takes courage to battle through the mind games we play with ourselves. Had I continued to talk myself out of making things happen:
I’d be 60 pounds heavier than I am today!
Until Tomorrow Comes (my first CD) would still be a figment of my imagination!
The Conversation Hub podcast would be non-existant!
Simple Things (my new CD) would never see the light of day!
So tell me, what have you talked yourself out of lately?