5 Phrases to Silence Your Inner Critic

5 phrases to silence your inner critic I Craft+Curate Blog

A couple days ago I took the My Creative Type personality test and got the “Visionary”. While this test is more fun rather than informative, part of the description really struck a chord with me:

“You live in a world of infinite possibilities, preferring to see things not as they are but as they could be. You know that life is limited only by the boundaries of your own beliefs, and you’re driven to push the limits of, well, everything.”

Ain’t that the TRUTH! I truly believe that the mind is a powerful tool that can sometimes get in our own way.

Our inner critics are our biggest roadblock to growth. I’ve personally struggled with my own negativity and have recently worked hard to flip my thoughts into power. I know lots of people (especially creatives) struggle with this as well, so I’ve compiled a list of phrases to silence your inner critic and own your power.

  1. I’m smart enough to teach myself something new.

    “I don’t know how” is not an excuse to avoid trying something new. There are a million resources out there to teach yourself whatever you want. Google is your friend—use it!

  2. Being uncomfortable means I’m  growing.

    In order to grow, you HAVE to be uncomfortable. That does not mean you’re failing, or your idea isn’t working. Being uncomfortable is a necessary part of life.

  3. Where am I lacking focus? 

    “I don’t have time for that” —we’ve all said it. I truly believe that we create time for the things we want to do. Next time you find yourself believing you don’t have time, evaluate where you’re lacking focus in other tasks. If you have time to be on social media, watch Netflix, and complain, you also have time to work out, prioritize, and chip away at your dreams.

  4. I am capable of doing hard things.

    Say it with me! I am capable of doing hard things. There is literally no difference between you and those you look up to. You are just as capable of working hard for your dreams. You can do it.

  5. Why not me? 

    This is my new life motto. I used to think good things happened to others because they were perfect, worked harder than me, or possessed something I just did not have. Whenever you catch yourself saying you can’t do something, ask yourself “why not?”. Most of the times I find the excuses I tell myself are actually really silly or dramatic when I really think about them.

    So tell me, do you struggle with negativity? What are you working to accomplish in your life? I’m continuing the conversation on my instagram!


Hey! I’m Brooke.

I’m a type obsessed designer + business hype girl. I love traveling, hoarding beauty products, and a good matcha latte. My passion is empowering innovators to craft a business of their dreams and curate a more beautiful life.