Insight & Action: The noise inside your head.
Compassion is the engine for self-improvement
You can't criticize your way to self-improvement. Shame isn't motivating. It tanks your drive, energy, and creativity instead. When the story that you are telling yourself is disparaging, you shut down. Still, many people try to berate their way to behavior change. It's ineffective and counterproductive. If you're serious about transformation, learn to replace criticism with compassion.