It turns out scientists and psychologists have isolated one prime cause of success and failure in life. A person’s self-image.
If you’re wondering what your self-image is, it won’t be difficult to find out. Just look at the various aspects of your life. Take a look at the results you’re getting in your relationships, your income, the position you hold at work and your personal appearance. These are all the outer expression of the inner image.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is attempting to change things that are outside of themselves (such as their income or business) without changing what’s going on inside. That approach never works.
To re-make your life, you must build a winner’s self-image. As soon as you start to alter the image, everything outside will begin to change.
Here are two steps you can take right away to alter your self-image:
- Visualize: Take 10-20 minutes, two or three times a day, to visualize yourself with the nice things you’d like to have or do. Allow yourself to completely relax so you can feel what you want all the way down to your cells. Actually live the part while you are visualizing.
- Write It Down: Burn the images of how you want to live in your mind, and then write a detailed description of them. After you’ve created the written description, stand back and take a real good look at it. Then compare it to how you’re actually living.
Once you’ve made this comparison, you’ll see the changes that have to be made. Begin making those changes one at a time. There may be dozens of changes you could make, but a good place to start is with your personal appearance.
You want to present yourself physically in a manner that is consistent with the new winning image that you are developing. Something as simple as how you dress, how you walk, and how you project yourself, sends a very powerful message to your subconscious mind. It also sends a strong message to everyone in your external world.
Next, go inside and take a real close look with your inner eye of understanding. See if you’re beginning to see yourself, from within, as the person you really want to be.
During the transition period, when you’re in the process of implanting your winner’s image in the subconscious, you will actually perceive two people—the old you and the new you. Every time you see yourself as a failure, or lacking in some way, shift your focus to the winning you.
Practice this for the next 30 days to see what difference it makes in your life. View your world like a winner does–aware of abundance for all. And do as Bob said in the video—see the good in every situation so everything works in your favor. Remember, all it takes is a shift in focus.
To more and better,
President/CEO & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute