Inner Critic Strikes Again
One of the most destructive communication issues is the one that we have with ourselves when we get stuck in regret. Regret is a form of self-criticism. Regretting our choices from the past keeps us locked into a negative feeling. Our goal as humans is to grow and develop by learning from our successes and our mistakes alike. That is how we make progress. Making ourselves miserable from past experiences hampers our growth. What if we learned from our mistakes and began to feel good about them? Would our mistakes be any less joyous than our successes? It is through our challenging experiences along the way that we develop ourselves.