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A Positive Self-Image

Aug 17, 2007
The mental picture you carry around with you, the way you think, and the way you feel about yourself all create your self-image. Creating and maintaining a positive self-image serves a useful purpose that makes you aware of how well you know yourself. Each of us at one time or another dreams of being successful in our chosen field or business. Yet, there are many others who are not too sure of their goals or even too sure of themselves.

Have you already made your career choice? Do you already own your own business? Is it the best choice for you? Are you utilizing all of your creative, positive, and effective leadership skills? Do you have an active plan for reaching your career or business goals? Do you know everything there is to know about your business or special field of interest? How high is your positive energy level? Did you know that people burn physical energy three times faster with negative thinking then with positive thinking?

Questions like these are meant to challenge your thinking, lend inspiration, and direct your personal or business growth to the highest level you can reach. After being in the hard, cold, and sometimes lonely business world for any length of time, be it a year, or a decade, every now and then each of us could use a bit of real positive inspiration, and aspiration.

It may help to periodically review or identify your needs, skills, and goals. And as soon as you condition your mind to develop positive, mental and spiritual energy, you will not have any problem creating good feelings about yourself or your goal or purpose in life. With positive, mental and spiritual energy, you will have a strong cushion of faith to fall back on when life hands you a challenge.

Being able to look inward for the strength and energy necessary in stressful situations is vital for positive thinking, feeling and acting. Building a positive self-image that will help you handle the many hassles in both your business and personal life may include these essential qualities:

o Learn to accept your faults, imperfections, and mistakes by constantly focusing on your good points.

o Eliminate worry, fear, and negative thinking.

o Turn impossibilities into realities by visualizing what you want to happen, then acting to make it come true. Then see yourself already there and your goal already accomplished.

o Keep thinking, You can get whatever it is you want, if you believe that you can.

o Improve your physical, mental, and emotional strengths by not dwelling on your weaknesses.

o Give your subconscious mind positive goals and successful images to work with.

o Try not to hold resentments toward anyone or anything.

o Learn to see the other point of view.

o Get to know yourself and maximize your strengths, remember your successes and the times you have done well.

o Remember to thank God for all that you have and all that is to come.

Continue to acquire and develop your knowledge. Success can only be achieved by what you accomplish. Plan to saturate your thoughts and your life with positive energy. Success comes from self-discovery, self-improvement, and a positive self-image.

How is the image you have of yourself working for you?
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