After years of unhappiness, you’ve finally had enough and have decided to quit—but
we’re not talking about your job. Write a letter of resignation to someone other than your
employer—your school, your family, your favorite sports team, etc.
I, Jenny Rae, am herewith writing my resignation notice to my inner critic. After many years of letting you hold me back, tell me I can’t do this, can’t have that, or that I am not good enough. I am finally done. I can do it. I can do whatever I set my mind to. I am the happiest I have been, in the best shape I have ever been in, and am living life, taking risks and not living in fear of what if, or worry.
There is a place for criticism but I will no longer tolerate negative self talk, or artificial limits placed on my abilities. I can publish that novel or another one. I can get an agent. I can live anywhere. I can and will have financial freedom to do what I want to do. I want to experience life without being chained by self doubt, anxiety and worries. I am no longer going to live in fear or doubt. I will call on you as needed on a freelance basis to improve my writing, but will no longer be a slave to you. I quit being employed by my self-doubt and disbelief. I can no longer blame any failings on others, and no longer will I be allowing myself to get in my own way. Good bye self doubt, shut the door on your way out.
Sincerely, Jenny Rae.