Everybody has his Gremlin
July 29, 2009 6:51pm CST
OK - so everybody has his/her Gremlin. What it is, you ask. Well - it is little (or not so little) creature in our heads who are not nice telling things like - You are not worthy of anything! You are stupid... etc. It is good to know him and know that he is not US. He is creature that doesn't like changes. And keeps us from pursuing our dreams. Mine Gremlin is Ice Queen. She is telling me - You will never write a book. You will never manage to pay your credit card debt. You will never find job again. But I know her. And I know how to deal with her - I love sending her to eat ice-creams. And then... I can do whatever I want. Write a book... Pay my credit card debt... Find job... And how does YOUR Gremlin look? And what he/she tells YOU?
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• New Zealand
30 Jul 09
Thankfully my gremlin seems to be shrinking over the years, although its always still there lurking in my mind trying to sabotage my life. It says things like ''you don't fit in, no body likes you , your odd, your ugly'' basically it will try anything to make my lose my confidence and self esteem. In hopes that if it keeps chattering away that I will stop striving and attempting to chase my dreams.
30 Jul 09
My goblin has no name, he just is. All what he does is telling me that I'm cheating my employees, that everybody can do what I do, cheaper and better. But it the other hand I'm doing this for at least 10years, and if anybody fails they call for the last help - for me.
• United States
29 Jul 09
Great discussion! My gremlin is Little Miss Pessimistic. Always telling me i'm never going to get done all the things i need to- whether it is get my appointments scheduled or pay my credit cards on time. What I do is tell on her. haha, sounds silly, but i will tell my boyfriend that i feel this way & he encourages me and lets me know i am doing fine. he tells me that i will get all these things done as long as i take initiative- so i do. That gets rid of her in a jiffy =]