For a lot of us, showing compassion to others comes as second nature. We readily offer words of support, encouragement and reassurance to the people around us, strangers and friends alike, but how many of us can say we extend ourselves the same grace? Where does all of that kindness go when it’s our failure, our mistake, our setback? When we let our inner critic take the wheel, we often become our own worst enemy, so how can self-compassion help us learn, grow and be more effective on our path through life?
In this episode of Mentally Stronger, I highlight the link between self-compassion and three key skills that lead to success. I invite you to meet obstacles with curiosity, courage and tenderness, and shift the inner critic to an inner coach so you can begin to learn from your mistakes with the motivation and confidence to persevere.