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Are You Ready to Face Your Daily Mirror Reflection?

Each day probably most of us look into the mirror.  We look to see if the hair is cut perfectly, the makeup is neat, the teeth are clean and white. Yet we don’t see what we really need to see during this daily mirror reflection exercise.

What we fail to see is how much we actually like or better yet love ourselves.  No, I am not talking about the narcissistic type of love, but rather a love for our own individuality. How can others like or even love us when we don’t like or love ourselves?

This question about do you really like or love yourself is one asked by one of my colleagues many years ago during a keynote presentation.  I continue to share this question with my clients especially after one assessment, the Attribute Index, reveals a lack of clarity regarding their internal self.

Accepting who we are is essential for personal and professional self improvement.  This is so true in sales where people buy you, the salesperson first, before they buy your company, your solution, your price or your delivery.

Many of us may remember Sally Field saying upon accepting the Oscar “You really like me.”  I wonder if she really liked herself when she made that statement?  When we like ourselves, we are less concerned if others like us.  We know and accept that not everyone will like us.  Their not liking us does not hold us back from taking future actions.

Being truly comfortable in our own skins is another way of saying we like ourselves.  We accept others may be better looking, more socially connected, even wealthier. However, what others have or don’t have is not our own litmus test for measuring our own success.  We recognize there is always more self improvement growth, but that growth should be in alignment with our own purpose, plans and passion not what others value.

We measure our success by loving what we see in that daily mirror reflection. If you don’t like or love what you see, then I can only suggest discovering what is keeping you from liking or loving yourself.

 

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