[intro-paragraph]DO YOU WANT TO BE A CONFIDENT PERSON?[/intro-paragraph]
Most people don’ know how to build a confident self-image. They have a hard time articulating who they are and how to apply themselves to feel confident and empowered. In fact, a lot of people are embarassed and uncomfortable to talk about themselves, and they don’t know how to apply their strengths and values to achieve their potential. So don’t worry you’re not alone!
Both men and women are likely to identify with social roles such as wife, husband, a job title, or even a member of a club. Some of them may even identify with personal traits like “I’m a worrywart” “I’m Impulsive” “I’m dumb…” But rarely do they use character traits; strengths and values that illustrate their abilities and desires to describe their self-image.
If you have a poor self-image, then you know that it stops you from applying yourself constructively, to create and to do things that increase life satisfaction. It keeps you focused on mimicking and comparing yourself with others rather than working on yourself to learn your character traits so that you can build a confident self-image. It also sabotages self-actualization.
Self-Actualization occurs when the self-image and the ideal self are closely aligned to each other. When they are aligned, you become more independent, self-reliant, and self-motivated. You will have a greater sense of reality and awareness of real issues instead of BS that is not self-serving. You will be objective in your judgment and point of view, and will accept others for who they are not for what they’re not. You’ll be able to judge experiences by using critical thinking skills and without the help of others. And you will be less inclined to complain or makes excuses for issues facing you.
At the end of the day, self-actualization is everyone’s goal. However, unfortunately, according to Maslow, less than 1% of society will self-actualize. And its not because they are not capable of it, it’s because most people do not want to spend the time to learn how to build a confident self-image.
Simply by building a solid, confident self-image and applying it to your goals and dreams, you will be that much closer to reaching your full potential and self-actualizing.
How to Build a Confident Self-Image in 5 Steps
Step 1: Inventory all successes and achievements
Step 2: Assess successes for strengths and weaknesses
Step 3: Measure every strengths for success and for passion
Step 4: Determine top 3 strengths
Step 5: Write down an empowerment statement (a simple sentence describing yourself using the top 3 strengths).
example: I am a creative, intuitive, problem solver
In my book Stop Sabotaging Your Life, 3 Steps to Your Full Potential I list over 1000 character traits you can use to build a solid self- image. For a limited time when you buy Stop Sabotaging Your Life, 3 Steps to Your Full Potential you also get a copy of Polishing The Diamond Within – A Guide to Self-Confidence worth $9.99 for FREE.