OUR MINDS COMPLETE THE PICTURE
To understand the importance of our Self-Image, you have to realize that our mind completes whatever picture we put into it. For example; if I lay this plank twelve inches off of the floor and ask someone to walk across it, anyone could do it easily. However, if I take this same plank and stretch it across two 10 story buildings (that’s over 100 feet in the air), then very few would be willing to try.
Why? Because when it is twelve inches off the floor, you “SEE” yourself walking across it easily and safely. However, when it’s 100 feet in the air, you “SEE” yourself falling. You feel afraid because of the picture you have in your mind that shows you 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 boy or girl who doesn’t study, does so because they “see” themselves not being able to learn.
YOU MUST FIRST SEE IT IN YOUR MIND
Before anyone builds a house, they first “see” the house in their mind, then they build the house. 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.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
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!