“If you want the world to change you need to start with yourself first”
As i crossed the street, I saw something that caught my eye. Outside one of the many gift shops, I noticed a large mirror. I went and stood in front of that mirror and left thinking of how glad and grateful i am for everything i have in my life – a loving family, friends and other people who i care about that i have close to me; for having arms and legs, for being healthy, for helping other people think positive, and a lot more other things that i’m thankful for…
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who are looking at themselves in a mirror that has been distorted by negative thoughts or words or past experiences. They see themselves as failures or victims based on what has happened in their past or what people have said about them. Their mirror has been distorted, and they are going through life depressed and never reaching their full potential, because they are believing the image in that twisted mirror.
If this describes you, I want to encourage you to see yourself for who you really are. See yourself as a person who has unique talents and abilities. Consider all your accomplishments, all your successes, all your positive contributions, and let that be your mirror. You are not that person in the fun house mirror. See yourself as you truly are – amazing.
You need to take responsibility for everything that’s happened to you because you brought it about. All the success and lack of success has all been down to you.
Perfect or not, the person you see before you is the only one who can really help you go forward, fight for your goals and ultimately have a happier, more fulfilled life. Face your fears and flaws. Don’t be afraid to do it. Do your own personal assessment of whatever you feel it’s wrong with your image, your mind or your life.Try to avoid judgment or blame, forget previous mistakes and start with a clean slate. The past is only your history, a box of memories or a book of lessons learned and the future is still a mystery, so focus on the present and in what you can do to better yourself.