Updated: Sep 2, 2021
Most of us agree that a healthy self-image is important for a sense if well-being and success in life.
Self image in early childhood is closely linked to our sense of self worth. The type of foundation we got as a child largely determines our early sense of self- worth, but as we grow older we start questioning some of the beliefs that we took on from our primary care-givers and we unwire and rewire some of the sabotaging beliefs in our unconscious mind.
Essentially one’s self image is the internal picture you have of yourself from the beliefs you have accepted about yourself. They are often not positive due to society and the media making us feel that we are ‘not enough’.
The perception you have about yourself is exactly what you will project on to the outside world. Your self-image determines your confidence and therefore determines how people will respond to you. It is a direct mirror reflection of our inner beliefs. The world will always treat you according to your perception about yourself: "We see things not as they are, but as we are."
Our perception is what we have been programmed / conditioned to see from birth. We have allowed people, events and outer circumstances to mould our sense of self-worth.
What you perceive on the outside world is a mere reflection of your inner world (your thoughts, feelings and beliefs).
The self-image you project has a profound effect on your relationships, your career, your personal life and the outcomes you get. "Your inner world creates your outer world"
If you are not getting the results you desire in your life, then it is time to take the power back and re-define our self-image.
True confidence and happiness lies in being able to accept yourself without judgement and criticism.
The power of positive thinking is the ability to generate a feeling of certainty in yourself when nothing in the environment supports you’.