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WATCH: How Women Make Smart Decisions

08/30/2012 06:00 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2012

Women often wonder: How do I know if I'm hearing my inner critic or if I'm just being realistic?

Is that my inner critic telling me that I am not ready to start the business -- or is that realistic thinking?

Is that my inner critic telling me that I won't find a commercial market for my art -- or is that simply the unfortunate truth?

Is that my inner critic telling me that I shouldn't apply because I'd never get the job -- or is that the voice of wise realism?

These are really good questions.

The good news is that there is a simple and fast way to tell whether you are hearing from the voice of your inner critic and the voice of realistic thinking. In this three-minute video, I share what it is.

WATCH: How Women Make Smart Decisions

Tara Sophia Mohr is an expert on women's wellbeing and leadership. A coach, writer and teacher, she is the creator of the global Playing Big leadership program for women. Visit here to get Tara's free guide, the 10 Rules for Brilliant Women Workbook.

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