Start with the man in the mirror

m.c. escher

How do you see yourself? If you owned a camera, which could take a photo and show a true reflection of how you see yourself, what would we see? Chances are it would not match with the photo of how others see you.

Just as our mothers told us when we were children, it does not matter what others think. However, it does matter what we think. A few years ago, my friend Lynne lost her job. She is a highly educated and successful person. Nevertheless, the loss of her job was a major blow to her self-esteem. Lynne began to use words like stupid or dumb to describe her and soon, her actions were beginning to match her internal conversation.

We have all done it. We have had a bad experience or we have let the words of others take over our internal conversation. Soon we are living a life of doubt and unhappiness. Fortunately, for Lynne, she was able to change her conversation by doing a simple exercise she learned from reading The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose (affiliate link). Each day she would write ten things she had done well each day or that she liked about herself. She continued this process each day for a week, never repeating an item. Soon her internal conversation matched her external self.

My challenge to you today is to change your internal conversation. Make a list of ten (10) positives things about yourself for a week. Then sit back and notice how different you feel and how much more appealing the world around you appears.

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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