I suppose, to many, that might seem to be a rather silly question. On the surface, you might think that most people have at least, if not perfectly healthy, a little bit of self-esteem or a reasonably good self-image.
That, however, is not the case. Remember Robin Williams? Robin was a very funny comedian, an accomplished actor, handsome and he became very wealthy because of his immense talents. But, sadly, Robin eventually took his own life. We are told that, on the inside, he was tormented and very sad by what he saw in the outside world.
There are people who, outwardly, are very beautiful or handsome. But yet, many of those same people are tormented by self-condemnation or self-loathing. Anorexia is a good illustration of the issue. A person suffering from anorexia will look in the mirror and see someone who is obese. Some, sadly, literally starve themselves to death because of their distorted self-image.
What do you think about yourself? Not superficially but, in your quiet moments, do you think of yourself, truly think of yourself, as worthy, capable, intelligent, loving, harmonious, joyful, blessed, attractive? Do you see lack and limitation or do you see prosperity in your life?
What you think about yourself way down deep inside determines your possibilities in life. In other words, if you think you're the type of person who never gets any breaks, well, then you are unlikely to get any good breaks in life. Henry Ford said "whether you think you can, or you can't, you're right". Some people never even try because they think they can't. Your success in business depends upon whether you believe that you are worthy of success and that you can, if fact, see yourself as a success. "...whatsoever a man soweth, that he shall also reap" Galatians 6:7
The truth is that you are what you think. And, if you have doubts or fears about what you can or can't accomplish, then those negative thoughts can be changed. If you find yourself entertaining a negative thought, change that immediately. Affirm, for example, as Louise Hay suggested...."I can do it". Sound silly? I can tell you that it is not. Positive affirmations, repeated over and over, have a way of sinking down deep into your subconscious mind and, soon, you begin to believe what you affirm.
Irrespective of where your self-image is at, no one is perfect. Accordingly, we can all benefit from the practice of thinking and saying out loud our positive affirmations. "Yes I can". "I am worthy". "I am valuable". "I have talents no one else has". Invest your affirmations with belief. Feel that what you affirm is true.
Practice the art of affirming positive truths. So doing will have a profound impact on your life. I guarantee it.
If you are so inclined, if you wish to discuss this topic on the phone or via email or text, I extend my personal invitation to anyone who wishes to do so at a mutually convenient time.
Grant Rayner (coachgrant)
Grant Rayner Marketing Systems
London, Ontario, Canada