Recently I discussed the foundation of all stress, mood and attitude issues is your “Internal Critic,” that little voice in your head that you listen to hundreds of times each day.  Sadly, most of us allow negative, self-defeating, distorted thoughts to interfere with our work every day—unless we become aware of our thinking habits and take charge of them.

As Dr. David Burns, a pioneer in the field of Cognitive Therapy, puts it:  “If you want to break out of a bad mood, you must first understand that every type of negative feeling results from a specific kind of negative thought.”  Left unchallenged, the “Internal Critic” and its distorted thought patterns can quickly lead to feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and worthlessness.

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