On my Twitter profile, I describe myself as a super hero, among other things. Do I really believe that I can fly, leap tall buildings, or bend steal beams with mental concentration, of course not. I describe myself as a super hero because I think all teachers are in some way. It’s part of my self-image, the way I picture myself.
How do you picture yourself? Is it a positive or negative image of who and what you are? Many people don’t like what they see on the outside, or they don’t like themselves on the inside. Some people don’t even want to look.
Self-image is how you see yourself, and how you think others see you. Some people (many in fact) compare themselves to others and make judgments about their physical looks, their intelligence, and their personality. In some cases, those comparisons leave people with a negative self-image that can last a long time.
Your self-image plays a major role in how you behave and how you feel about your life. The good news is that you can change the picture you have of yourself. Just like with an iPhone, you can “delete” those old images and replace them with new ones. This might be easier said than done, but it isn’t impossible.
In your mind, you can create, change and delete anything. It takes effort, focus, and determination. Changing how you think can improve your outward behavior and overall attitude.
Imagine a new you. Imagine the person that you would like to become. Imagine it vividly and add the feelings that being this new you brings. Repeat it enough times until you start to feel more and more like this new person in your real life.
If you want to experience being at your highest potential you must believe that it is possible. Your self-image can be improved. You can reinvent yourself.
Be what everyone else isn’t…YOU.