Below is a recent Facebook post from Tim Credeur, that reminded me of a topic that circles around my mind occasionally.
“A Cat looked at the mirror and what he saw was a Lion. Secret of success depends on how you see yourself.” Arishekola Ishaq — Nigeria
I have a friend who lost a lot of weight last year. She’s proud of her accomplishment. However, she told me that she still sees herself as a “big girl”. We’ve had a few conversations about it. We’ve talked about things she could do to change her self-perspective. In the process, I examined how I view myself.
Even though I’m a tiny person, I see myself as a much bigger person. Not over-weight, just bigger. I’m often shocked when I see a reflection of myself standing beside normal people. I look really tiny compared to normal people. There have even been others that stand beside me for the first time and say, “Jodi, I thought you were much taller.” Apparently, the way we see ourselves influences how others view us too.
I was wondering, how do you see yourself? If you’ve changed your self-perspective, how did you do it?