I went through a life crisis that made me question everything! I really felt the massive weight of mortality on my shoulders, and it scared the living shit out of me. This kick-in-the-ass wake-up call led me on a spiritual awakening and personal development quest to try to fix my life, and ultimately fix me. Long story short, everything I tried or pursued was met with resistance by the loud voice in my head that kept telling me I was not good enough [sound familiar?]. I really wanted to change, but my inner critic kept destroying my confidence (as well as my self-esteem) to see anything through, or to even start something new.
After spending lots of precious time and money on different solutions to “fix” everything, I made one simple connection that would change the course of my life forever: My inner critic is NOT me, and if I don’t learn how to silence this monster, I will never get the confidence to even attempt at living a life that I would deem worth living, and I would die miserable, hating the life lived, and full of regrets. [Ok...breathe]
Once I committed to silencing the monster that is my inner critic, the confidence I wish I had all along started to grow. I no longer felt like a failure, or behind in life. I was able to overpower that voice to take the necessary steps towards the things that I actually wanted to do, and I am SO MUCH HAPPIER for it! The monster is still present and does win from time to time, but I can cage the beast faster and for longer each time. As a gay man, with ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression who once felt like a loser with no confidence, now has goals and the ability and conviction to achieve them. He loves himself immensely, and loves the process of living his life. YOU CAN HAVE THIS TOO!
Every gay man, even the one reading this right now, [yes you, I am calling you out] is deserving and worthy of creating their version of success and freedom [who doesn’t want that?]. All you have to do is silence your inner critic. It is my mission to make sure more gay men can do just that. Put on your rainbow capes. Ready your sword and shield. Get ready for battle. GAGE THE BEAST!