Become the person you truly desire to be by engaging in a life-long strategy of skills, knowledge and self-improvement (which will also place you in the upper echelon of your particular industry).
Convincing others of your abilities and feelings is a seemingly easy conversation to engage in. Displaying your winning personality to others is second nature by now, right? However, in terms of overall personal development, can you sell yourself to yourself? Surprisingly, not many people are great at convincing themselves of the very message they so easily pass on to others. If you are struggling to say positive things or think positive thoughts about yourself to yourself, here are some simple starting points.
Write Your Story
Your Story provides the foundation for everything that is possible. It’s where you get to write your thoughts of the life you imagine without any limitations. The challenge you will find yourself grappling with is creating that life you have always imagined. You will start with excitement, write a few words and then all the baggage (limiting beliefs) you carry around will float in and out of our mind. Let this be the place that the baggage gets unpacked.
Let this be your personal handbook of “My What Ifs”. What if you could open the business of your dreams? What if you took that dream vacation? What if you took a year off and went and served others around the world? What if you went back to college and got a degree or changed your career path? What if you ran into the person who changed your life forever? Your vision can go on and on. You and you alone can get in the way of your “WHAT IFS.” Imagine if all the great inventors, business moguls, and mentors never believed in their “WHAT IFS.” We might still be reading by candle light.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall … or the car window, or your smartphone? According to a new study reported in the Daily Mail, women check their reflections around eight times a day and use any number of surfaces to do so. Have you actually assessed yourself in a mirror lately? Do you like what you see? Nobody truly knows how many thoughts a human being has in any one day and no doubt it will vary, but scientifically speaking, it’s massive! Estimates range from 40,000 to 75,000 for most people! What are you telling yourself in the mirror? You are alone in front of the mirror, it’s time to tell the person in the reflection how awesome they are. I found this article to be really interesting and helpful.
Another excellent way to achieve personal development would be to journal anything that either positively or adversely affects your moods. Fights, disappointments at work, or anything else you find relevant is prudent to personal development and self-preservation in the long run. Your journal can prove to have many benefits. Pages of inspiration, pages of learning, pages of dreams (maybe where you start your story), pages to write any heavy stuff that you want to get out, or you can scream to the world in the pages of your journal. If you have never journaled before we suggest the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.
Listen To Calm Music
Collecting your thoughts and dreams can, at times, be achieved perfectly through tones or melodies that relax the body and mind. Allowing a channel to release negative energy will put you closer in touch with yourself. And, through deeper understanding of one’s self, you can assure you’ll believe words spoken to others and yourself to be true.
People find it difficult to believe in themselves and continually tell people simply what they want to hear. To promote a healthier self learn to take time to look inside and talk to yourself often. You’ll have an easier time selling yourself to yourself and achieve greatness in your personal development program when you take steps to get in touch with yourself often.
Praying is my personal favorite for personal development. I take the time everyday to quiet myself and be present with God (or Universe, or Spirit Guide, or whatever it is you pray to). For me it reawakens my sleeping spirit to welcome what is possible. It improves my quality of life with my family, my business partners, my colleagues, and friends. It aligns me back to who I am and why I do what I do.
I believe that 2013 is going to be a powerful year. It has been stated a lot lately that it is the end of the world as we know it. I think this means we are going to awaken and take the path to knowing ourselves and others more deeply. Won’t you join me on this journey to personal development?