• Anna Lee Ambrose

Your Inner Hero vs. Your Inner Villain: Who Do You Want To Win?


Our minds are fascinating. How many times have you found yourself telling yourself these types of things: "She thinks she's all that" or "I could never have what they have" or "He's never really loved me" or "Why am I the only one whose child doesn't seem to have it together?" or "I've always been this way. There's no way I can change now. It's just who I am".

These are negative thought patterns that you've carried for a long time which are generated by your inner villain. Thoughts that stem from jealousy, self-doubt, anger, frustration, depression, insecurity, fear and all things negative. Maybe these types of thoughts have been with you since childhood and often since teenage-hood. Or maybe they've surfaced as an adult and after experiencing certain tough situations. Regardless, these thought patterns are now a part of who you are. But wait. They don't have to be.

Now let's look at your thought patterns when your inner hero takes over. These are the times when you tell yourself these types of thoughts: "You can do it! You're just as smart as she is" or "I really like how they've worked hard to achieve the things they have in life. I know I can do the same" or "I know that deep down inside he loves me. I just need to figure out how I can help him express that love better" or "My child is giving me a lot of stress these days. How can I help him help himself feel better about himself?" Ahhh… this is the sound of your inner hero. If you were to choose which thoughts to have, who would you rather listen to? And when you think these thoughts, do you think the inner villain or the inner hero allows you to achieve more positive results in your life?

With the world we live in today, there are so many things beyond our own individual control. I can think of a few right off the top of my head. Who becomes President of our country. What the media chooses to say about what's happening in our world. The horrendous car accident or plane accident that happened. 9/11/2001. The awful crimes committed like school shootings, rape, robbery, hate, bullying.

But here's the deal. If we let our inner villain speak for us, we continue down the path of fear, hatred, jealousy, self-doubt, etc. Do you think number one, we can feel whole healthy (meaning really well balanced and good both inside our body and outside our body) and therefore make good choices in our own lives, and number two, would we be able to effectively make the changes in the world together as we need to by listening to this voice?

Or do you think if we practiced using our inner hero voices that number one, we would individually feel more capable and more powerful, and number two, therefore with strength in numbers, be able to effectively make the changes we need to in the world we live in?

If I were a betting woman, I would hands down, 100% with no doubt, go with my inner hero voice. This is the voice I want to hear inside me. This is how I choose to live my life. This is the voice I believe will take me the furthest, and by that, I mean take me to success, to a happier life, and to a whole healthy me. And in everything I do. It's a way of life, a way of living with positivity. And guess what? When I do that, I can believe in myself, and I can empower myself to make a difference in this world. Now that's living with a purpose, and conquering the inner villain, and getting your inner hero to shine through. And the beauty of it all is you can, too. Our bodies, our minds, our hearts, our souls are the only true entities we can really control. Why not start there and see what happens?


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