“It takes a very long time to become young,” said Pablo Picasso. The creative process often feels like a constant battle between an inner child and an inner critic. Can this creative battle turn into creative balance?
We all have an inner critic. At times this little voice can actually be helpful and keep us motivated toward goals-like when this critic reminds us that what we're about to eat isn't healthy or what we're about to do may not be wise.
If you are like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It is the voice in your head that judges you, doubts you, belittles you, and constantly tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you-things that you would never even dream of saying to anyone else.