Did you know that your SELF PORTRAIT is made up of three parts, each of which affect each of the others? Understanding the three parts allows you to put your hands on the wheel of your life and DRIVE! When you learn to take charge of the new and positive SELF PICTURE of your life, you can then control your results.
So first… Determine Your Direction and Strive toward it!
Your self-vision largely determines the direction in which you are going with your life. It guides the growth of your character and personality. Your self-picture is a combination of all of the qualities and attributes of other people that you most admire and want in yourself! The qualities of courage, confidence, compassion, love, fortitude, perseverance, patience, forgiveness and integrity are top things to look at. You might not always live up to the very best that you know, but you are constantly striving to be a better person in light of those qualities that you value so highly. In fact, everything that you do on a day-to-day basis is affected by your comparing your activities with these ideal qualities and your striving to behave consistently with them.
Second… Successful people have very clear ideals for themselves and their careers.
Unsuccessful people have fuzzy ideals. Successful people are very clear about being excellent in every part of their work and their personal lives. Unsuccessful people don’t give the subject very much thought.
Third… Set and align your goals.
Its time to set higher and more challenging goals. When you set goals for the kind of person you want to be and the kind of life you want to live, the kind of career you want to have, you rise and become a greater motivating force in your life. Perhaps the most important thing for you to realize is that whatever anyone else has done or become, you can do or become as well. Improvements in your self picture begin in your imagination, and in your imagination, there are no limits except the ones that you accept.
What is your ideal vision of the very best person you could possibly become? How would you behave each day if you were already that person? Asking yourself these questions and then living your life consistent with the answers is the first step to creating yourself in your ideal image.