The Person I Need to Ignore
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
By Jon Acuff:
The #1 person you need to ignore.
If someone talked to you the way you talk to you, you’d never have lunch with him.
You’d tell him they were really discouraging and hurtful.
You’d wonder why he doubts on your dreams so much.
You’d never call him for advice or ask for their help.
If the inner voice in your head was an actual person you would have stopped listening to that person a long time ago.
So why then, are you still listening to him?
Today, evict that person.
When doubt gets loud, and it will, imagine that doubt was sitting across from you at a restaurant. Would you sit there for hours and hear about all the ways you suck?
Or would you get up and walk out, perhaps even turning over the table for good measure?
It’s time to move on.
It’s time to flip some tables.
It’s time to stop listening to that internal doubt.
Boy is this ever true! I know that I would never allow another person to speak to me the way I do. I know that my Self doesn't understand sarcasm and so believes everything I say. So why do I say these things to myself? Especially on days following less than stellar ones. Like today.
Today, I am evicting that person. Today, I am taking a step towards peace and self acceptance. If we all have to live in the same body (me, myself and I), we need to learn to get along!