Our critical selves are often hardest on ourselves. The inner critic doles out harsh judgments to keep us safe and protected. In an ironic twist, the inner critic deep down cares most about what others think, and it chases the constant intangible benchmark of the approval of others. Notice what happens when you embrace your inner critic and let it know that you, and only you and your inner critic, are the judge of your life.
What happens when you empower you, and only you, to assess your life?