If you take a look at any success story and grasp the one element of similarity between them, you’ll notice that virtually every self-made, successful person has this one super-important object of success in their mind- a burning desire to succeed. What counts is your frame of mind. Age, location, ethnic origin, gender, or any other individuality have absolutely no part in your attitude to become what you desire.
This is where you start.
Take Some Positive Steps:
Look in the mirror and pick out your best feature. If it’s your eyes, then keep those eyes in the back of your mind when someone criticizes your calves or points out your pimples or braces.
Unless you do, getting anyone else to is next to impossible. You need to put yourself first in order to keep everything else in perspective.
Get Better Every Day:
Like All Your Parts:
Make friends with every part of your body and face. You can lose weight, you can alter and conceal anything, but your uniqueness will take you through your life. Accept it all, and then you can make the necessary changes to those areas that you like less.
Little Things Add Up:
It’s amazing, really.
The seemingly meaningless things you do for yourself may not have immediate results, but after just a short period of time they’ll have you looking and feeling better. So add those bubbles to your bath, make sure you eat your vegetables, and the results will be worth it.
Live A Beautiful Life:
There’s saying that thoughts become things. There’s another saying that you wear your spirit on your face. Whether you buy into either philosophy, the more beauty you integrate into your life, the more familiar it will feel.
Mirrors Don’t Lie:
Catty acquaintances can. Well-meaning friends might out of kindness or fear of hurting the friendship, but if you’ve got spinach in your teeth, your mirror will point it out.
If you just can’t get rid of that cowlick in your hair, that pimple on your nose, or those extra three pounds from yesterday’s buffet, just throw some gel in you hair, conceal that pimple the best you can, and wear something that’s not too clingy.
Be An Observer:
When you see someone who just shouts confidence and beauty, write down what it is about that person that made her stand out. Was it her walk? Her hair? Although it’s hard to nail down “polish,” there are probably things that this person does that are just a little bit different or better that makes her special.
Rely On Your Inner Cheerleader:
When you think you can’t possibly walk through that door or go out “looking like that,” let the person who knows you best, that inner best pal, walk with you.
To get that attitude going the right way, you need to appreciate your face and body for what it is.
It may be unrealistic to tell you to love it, but you certainly shouldn’t hate it. You definitely need to value what life has thrown you. That’s easier said than done in this society of model adulation and unrealistic standards.