Did you know that your current results are affected by your self-image? Your self-image comprises various elements or character traits that define the way you see yourself, including:
- How self-confident you are
- How you rate your physical appearance
- How you see your state of health or wellness
- Whether or not you achieve goals you set for yourself
- Whether or not you see yourself as a leader
- How much income you’re capable of earning
One of the reasons people fall short of their goals is because the types of actions/activities required to accomplish their goals are beyond the level of the person’s current self-image. In other words, we often set out to achieve stretch goals without realising that we’ve sub-consciously placed a ceiling on what we believe we’re capable of achieving.
In the following video, I’m going to show you how you can align your self-image to your goals using gratitude.
Click here to see how you can enhance your self-image and productivity with gratitude
To enhance your self image with gratitude:
- Choose a stretch goal or a Type C goal from my previous goal setting video series
- Think about what kind of character traits would be required to achieve this goal (you can also mirror the traits of someone who you think is successful)
- Create a self-image statement that combines Gratitude and these character traits stated in the present tense. Start with the words:“I’m so happy and grateful now that” and list 5-10 character traits (watch the video above for examples).
- Write out this statement every day as part of your daily Gratitude routine
- This also a great exercise to complete with children to boost their self-confidence. You can even turn their self-image statement into a short movie with pictures and music that your child can watch every day! I use the fantastic Mind Movies tool to create my own digital vision boards with my favourite songs in the background – check it out here.
Have fun creating your self-image statement and please leave me a comment below if you have any questions.
Wishing you abundance and gratitude,