This post goes right along with my Affirmations post. Affirmations are about creating a road map to where and who you want to be. Start where ever you are and figure out where you want to go. Then you can act that part until it sticks. That may sound easy. It’s not really.
A trainer at my gym talks non-stop about how we create who we are, we have to believe in ourselves to make it work, our minds make our bodies…. He is trying to affirm that we have control of who we are, what we look like, how we act, think, LIVE! It’s true and frustrating. It is easier if it’s everyone else’s fault, or in our genes. Then we don’t have to change. We can just wallow.
His challenge this week was to continue to repeat to yourself, over and over (affirm), that “I am beautiful. I am strong. I am capable.” Even if you don’t believe it. Just keep saying it until you do. I call this
Fake it ’till you Make it
Sometimes, when you really want something to be true, you have to make it so. That means hard work, determination, and a positive mind set. The positive mind set is the push behind it all. If you don’t believe it will happen, it really won’t. Sometimes, you just have to fake like you really believe it, until you really, really do. You have to repeat it over and over and over until it sticks. Much like how you learned everything else in your life, it was repeated to you until it became a part of you.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? What do you want to see?
Write what ever pops into you head, without hesitation. Don’t think, just write. Keep going until you hesitate:
I AM _____________
Yikes, what happened? Did you know you thought all those things about yourself? How many are positive and how many are negative?
Now, write down what you want people to believe about you. What you want to believe about yourself. Be as specific as possible. You can think about this one.
How can you remind yourself to be that person, the future you, every day? I recommend the affirmation. Kick out the old and in with the new.