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Two Reasons Why We Overdo Self Criticism and Beat Ourselves Up

By Mental Toughness Trainer, 05/18/18, 12:00PM CDT

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… Our parents or whoever brought us up, had the task of molding us into a functioning human being who could eventually take care of ourselves when they aren’t around, right?

Why are we so hard on ourselves?

One of the most common reasons parents have brought their sports kids to me, over the years, centers around this comment:

“He/she is so hard on him/herself. ”

But, this isn’t just limited to performance and kids now, isn’t it? Adults indulge in this just as much but are better able to hide it in public, right?