THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-IMAGE
To understand the importance of our Self-Image, you have to realize that our minds complete whatever picture we put into it. For example; if I lay a plank twelve inches off of the floor and ask someone to walk across it, anyone can do it easily. If I take this same plank and stretch it across two 10 story buildings (that’s over 100 feet in the air), very few would be willing to try.
Why? Because when it’s twelve inches off the floor, you can easily “SEE” yourself walking across it. However, when it’s 100 feet in the air, you may “SEE” yourself falling. You feel afraid because of the picture you have in your mind of yourself falling. That picture in your mind determines how you feel.
A baseball player who allows the pitcher to throw three strikes without ever taking a swing does so because he “sees” himself striking out.
A person who doesn’t study, does so because they “see” themselves not being able to learn.
Before anyone builds a house, they first “see” the house in their mind. When they build they build the house they “see” in their mind. Before a painter paints a picture, they first see the painting in their mind. Before a sculpture creates a masterpiece, they first see the sculpture in their mind.
The same is true for you. Your self-image determines how you feel about yourself. If you have a positive self-image, you feel good about yourself and your abilities. If you have a negative self-image, you feel bad about yourself and your abilities.
In order to be your best and develop your potential, you must “see” yourself as capable and deserving!