Now I am contradicting myself from a previous post (but it gets you thinking). Is the critical inner voice FOR or AGAINST your ongoing development? Everyone says to ignore the critical inner voice, that it's destructive and full of negative thoughts and beliefs and that it stops you from doing anything.
Here is what my critical inner voice advises me:
You're not good enough. You must push yourself further. Be more generous and fair with others. Don't be selfish. Create products of enduring quality.
Here is what my realistic inner voice advises me:
You're good enough. You don't need to push yourself. You can be somewhat selfish with others. Be selfish. Mediocre products are fine.
There's only one problem, I have a hard time accepting the realistic inner voice because I planted the seed of high expectations. It's not easy to reverse that programming.