What slows down our personal and professional growth? What holds us back from reaching out, making connections, having conversations, and building relationships? Most importantly, what holds us back from Standing Out? What makes it difficult for us to reach out and talk to people?
I know for myself it was always the hidden self-image that I had. This poor self-image held me back from being the best I could be for a long time.
The only answer was for me to re-create the image I held of myself. By shifting how I looked and thought about myself, I lined myself up for success and fulfillment.
Our success in any undertaking will never be greater than the image we have of ourselves. Our self-image is our concept of the sort of person we are. It determines what we believe we can accomplish. Our self-image was very likely unconsciously formed from past experiences: our successes and failures, our humiliations and wins.
This picture and opinion we have of ourselves will determine how we conceive other people’s reactions to us, which can significantly affect our success.
No person and no circumstance on earth can prevent us from improving our self-image. The degree to which we enhance the image we hold of ourselves will be in exact proportion to the amount of truth we can honestly accept and the amount of positive change we put into engineering our new self-image.
What change can you make today to create a better self-image tomorrow?