Hello everyone, it is 12:55pm on this side of the world on Monday as at the time of writing this post; so I want to say good afternoon to everyone and a happy new week to you all. It is such a great week, I can feel it deep within that this week is going to be amazing and awesome.
Today I want to talk about image or self-image and perception. How do you see yourself, when you take a look in the mirror every day, what do you see, who do you see? Some time ago in my life, I used to struggle with my self-image. I used to always see a young boy who could never get anything done; talk less about getting it done right.
I used to see a boy who was not good enough, who was not worthy of love, respect, and acceptance. I could not even open my mouth to speak in public or even speak up about things I was really passionate about. I even dreaded going out, and social gatherings. I always thought I would mess things up if I showed up.
Yeah, that was me at some point in my life. Today, there are still people out there who feel this way, maybe even worse than I felt. If you are reading this blog post, then I want you to know that you are not alone and you do not have to continue living that way. You too can overcome it just as I did. Everything is going to be alright.
I am going to tell you how I got reduced to that position.
- I believed a lie.
- I tried to please everyone.
- I sought acceptance from other people.
- I had a wrong interpretation of the events that were going on in my life.
- I refused to question my beliefs.
- I had a wrong motive for doing some if not most of the things I did.
- Ultimately, I did not take care of myself.
I could go on and on with that list if I were to sit down and start analyzing it all from start. Now, if you are still where I used to be and you are reading this post, the first thing I would love for you to do is to get a pen and paper and try to write down just as I did above there, how you might have gotten yourself to that position. This exercise would only be productive if you are sincere with yourself and have an open mind. Most of the challenges we face are often caused by our self. So look at you and start writing.
Next, I was finally able to overcome this pattern of negative self-image when I did the work. I changed my language and vocabulary. I changed how I spoke to my self. I changed my belief systems. I learned to accept myself and love myself. I re-evaluated my motives for doing the things I do. I began to take good and proper care of myself. As I said earlier, the list is endless and it is a continuous habit of self-development and improvement.
If I did it, you too can do it.
Thank you for reading today’s blog, I would love to hear your thoughts. God bless you and have a great week ahead.