What is Self-image?
Self-image is one of the topics on our Personal Development program. It is a very practical topic that can change your perception and cause you to discover who you truly are, have and can become. You need to personally attend our program for the practical training and follow up, for this, send us an email on [email protected]
Self-image is a mental picture you have or feel about yourself spiritually, physically, academically, vocationally emotionally and socially. We are what we think we are. Everything is conceived in the womb of our minds consciously or subconsciously.
I used to disagree with the last sentence because I lacked understanding then. But, after my training on personal development, I now know that it is hundred percent true.
How else can you describe Self-image?
From the word self and image, I’ll say it’s how we see, think and feel about who we are as a person, which in turn affects how we relate with people around us.
Self-image is how you perceive yourself. It is a number of self-impressions that have built up over time… These self-images can be positive, giving a person confidence in their thoughts and actions, or negative, making a person doubtful of their capabilities and ideas.” What you see when you look in the mirror and how you picture yourself in your head is your self-image.
Types of Self-image
We have two major types of Self-image:
Positive Self-image: This is the mental images we have of ourselves that we are good enough and possess good attributes, body beauty/shape, intelligent, strong, bold and smart. And, when we believe it very strongly, no matter the challenge, this belief leads us to develop high self-esteem with humility and complimenting other people. But, if this belief is not well managed, these set of people can end up being highly competitive, very arrogant, proud and boastful.
Negative Self-image: This is the mental picture that we have on ourselves that make us see ourselves as not good enough, not beautiful enough, not intelligent enough, not smart or creative enough. And, when we believe so strongly on this perception of ourselves, it makes us shy, timid, jealous, complain, compete and compare ourselves with others. And, if care is not taken these set of people can be proud, boastful, mood swings, easily depressed, or try to stop others from outshining them. This belief leads to low self-esteem.
One thing we should note here is that our self-image is built right from our mothers’ womb and our environment. You see most children who were conceived and born in a loving, friendly and contented family seems to grow in love and confidence than children that were conceived or born in a troubled, quarreling and competitive homes. Most of such children grow up with many character deficit. Others are largely controlled by the environment they grow up – significant others, neighbors, friends, schoolmates, television, movies, news or life experiences.
Whatever is the cause, we can start now to build a positive Self-image in other to live a more fulfilling life.
How to maintain or develop positive Self-image.
Using myself as a case point, I have been able to maintain a positive self-image by always believing in myself and capabilities, keeping and speaking positive thoughts, focus on my strengths, forgiving myself (still working on forgiving others) while trusting God to perfect all that concerns me.
1. Learn to answer the question: Who am I? by yourself. This is what we specialize here. We guide you to personally define yourself. Your name does not define you nor your gender, nor your ethnicity, nor your age, nor your position. You are not successful because of the amount of money in your possession.
According to my mentor, “The successful is someone who knows who they are, have a goal and are working daily into attaining that goal. And, that’s true.
2. Learn to start thinking for yourself instead of following everyone without knowing why you are following them.
3. Learn to say “No” without guilt and “Yes” without judgment.
And, many more….. Consult us now to start the process.