A Positive View of Yourself


Written by Tino Hernandez

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m Possible.

Audrey Hepburn

April 4, 2017

We have all seen pictures of snowflakes, and we have all know that no two snowflakes are alike. I’m not quite sure how we are aware that no two snowflakes are alike, but since I’m not about to go around collecting snowflakes to compare to other snowflakes, I’ll just have to take their word for it.

Let’s roll with the idea that no two snowflakes are alike because it fits in perfectly with what I want to talk about today. Here’s a surprise for you, like snowflakes, no two people are alike either!  Don’t ask me how I know, just roll with it, please.  We all have different dreams, goals, desires, ideas, personalities, yadda yadda yadda.

While no two people are alike, we do share an ability that can make us or break us. We have the potential to judge ourselves, and in that judgment, we find either victory or defeat. It all depends on how we use this ability, or trait, to judge ourselves. I believe that we commonly refer to this ability as self-perception.

It’s how we see ourselves, how we think about who we are. It’s about what we were taught growing up, what we learned from our social environment that we took to heart and made it a part of our life blueprint. It’s the master of what you do today, it’s what brought you to this point in your life, and it’s what drove you to make some of the decision that you made for yourself throughout the years.

The good news is that if you’re looking to change your life then this self-perception of yours can be changed to better suit the life that you desire. People the world over will agree that we are our own worst critics, and successful people the world over will tell you that they too have wrestled with their own self-perception. We all suffer from it to one degree or another, but the key to success is beating down our own low self-perceiving thoughts and replacing them with positive, life-altering thoughts, actions, and feelings.

Tony Robbins tells us that our feelings come from our actions. What actions are you manifesting? I’ve written about how our own body language speaks to us and drives our emotions and feelings. What are you telling yourself with your own body language?

What words do you use when you speak to yourself? Loser? Not good enough? Not educated enough? Not born into the right family? Not educated enough?

Stop it! I know it’s easy to fall into the trap of self-sabotage and that speaking good things to yourself feels strange to you, but in that battle lies your victory.  Notice I said battle. Change your words, change your posture, and change your feelings.  Only then will your self-perception be the kind of self-perception that will make your life better.

As I said a few paragraphs ago, even the most successful have had to work at having a good self-perception so don’t feel like that you’re the first to take on this battle.  Now go and do what you know you need to do, fight the battle of poor self-perception. Stand tall, breath deep and love yourself.  Speak words of encouragement to yourself each day, and master your own feelings of self-perception.

Start with this thought today, nothing is impossible, I’M POSSIBLE.

Tino Hernandez

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