The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is not just ability or knowledge, but their self-image.
- Successful women believe in themselves.
- They have a deep sense of self-worth and a good self-image.
- Self-image is the idea of who and what you are.
Too often women have a negative self-image. They feel unworthy of praise and their accomplishments go unnoticed.
RECOGNIZE YOUR WORTH
Recognition of accomplishments must begin within. Try this exercise. Make a list of 50 things you have accomplished in your life. Take your entire life into account. You will be surprised at how many things, small and large, you can add to the list. You will find that despite past mistakes or problems, you deserve a pat on the back for the good that you have done.
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
No matter what people say to us, the things we say to ourselves are much worse and do far more damage. Focus on your successes and don’t dwell on your mistakes or failures. Replace negative feelings with positive ones. Use positive self-talk on a daily basis. Let yourself know when you’re proud of something you’ve done. It’s OK to feel good about yourself.
ALL YOU CAN DO IS YOUR BEST
Part of building your self-image is setting goals. Whether your goals have to do with losing weight, getting a promotion or learning a new skill, attainable goals are essential.
You can only do your best. Expecting the impossible or near impossible does very little to help you reach a goal or build a positive self-image. Set aside time for evaluation and fine-tuning of your goals.
Do you have friends that make you feel good about yourself? Make an effort to spend time with people who value you. Stick with people who have positive attitudes and enjoy life.