Being stuck is normally a state of mind and reflects your attitude. Out of the 20 mindset traps that I coach people to get out of, the Self-Image Trap is the probably the most common one dealt with.
Do you know if this is the trap holding you down?
Well, if you've ever wanted to start something and delayed it because, of your poor self-image then you may be trapped.
Or if you've ever had an opportunity to get better but didn't make the time or the investment to grow, then your view of yourself lacks value.
Low self-image is the lid on your potential.
In the next few email I'll give you a couple of ways to get out of the Self-Image trap.
Let's start with: Guard Your Self-Talk
Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. Proverbs 13:2-3 (NLT)
So read this next part very carefully
The most important person you will ever talk to is yourself...so be careful what you say.
The most important person you will evaluate is yourself...so be careful what you think.
The most important person you will love is yourself...so be careful what you do.
"What we “Say” about ourselves, we tend to believe. What we believe, we tend to act. What we act, we tend to become."
- John C. Maxwell
If you continuously say you can't do something then you won't do it. If you say you can't afford it then you won't. If you keep telling yourself that you won't be happy until you get this or that, then you're living in a fallacy and have made an idol of something that will never complete you.
Look at this other Bible passage:
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)
So it's your choice.
The most popular blog I've ever written was I Couldn't Stop The Voices and the reason for it was because so many people could relate to the negative voice that lives in each of our minds.
Talk to yourself like you love yourself.
Do you want to continue to stay in a rut, trapped by your self-image, or do you want, desire to surpass where you are now, and achieve more?
You could be the one responsible for your self-talk. Even if you're repeating the insults someone else said in your past, you have the power to say those things or to never say those things to yourself.
Fredy J. Romero