Denise Jacobs on A List Apart:
Why be concerned with your inner critic? In essence, an overactive inner critic acts as a deterrent between the seedlings of great ideas and the fruits of accomplishment. Don’t think you have an inner critic? Think again. The question is not if the troll is there, but rather how big, loud, and disarmingly influential and persuasive it is.
The article is targeted at web creatives. But, I think it’s equally applicable to my last post about courage. The inner critic is what you need the courage to overcome most of the time.