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Jim's Gems: Self-Image Works

January 22, 2010
UPDATED WEEKLY! Others will often try to tell us who they think we are, but we certainly don't need to pay any attention to them. Instead, decide to see yourself as the person you would most truly like to be.

Here's something that may give you pause for thought. I've spent a good deal of time through the years considering these words and questions:

What is the image you have of yourself? Who and what do you think you are? If our self-image is in conflict with our goals, the self-image will win out and the goals will fall by the wayside. When our self-image is in agreement with our goals, the odds are that those goals will be achieved in ways that seem almost effortless.

Who we think we are has a tremendous impact on the person we actually become. Fortunately, we can choose precisely who we think we are. Others will often try to tell us who they think we are, but we certainly don't need to pay any attention to them. Instead, decide to see yourself as the person you would most truly like to be.

The way you choose to see yourself exerts a steady and substantial influence on all the other choices you make. Those choices add together to build the reality of our lives. See yourself as the person who can live the life you most sincerely desire to live.

The person we truly think we are is likely to be the person we will come to be.

Think about it for a moment. It's all about what we think of ourselves and who we think we are. It's like the power of positive thinking-it does work. Use a positive self-image to help achieve the comfort and well-being that you deserve. Success will follow!

Wealth or high-profile positions are not symbols of real success; We determine what success is, so write down your own definition and use self-image to make it become reality.