I grew up in an educational environment where people have to be educated so they can get a high paying job and be called SUCCESSFUL.
I’ve experienced a high paying job but it certainly did not give me the fulfilment I was looking for.
Now that I am out of the corporate life, or the routine office world, I get to enjoy MORE things and earn while doing it. I may have let go of my “manager” title, but going after the things I love did not strip the “success” from me.
Reading this status in Facebook a few minutes ago told me that this is the perfect time to write about today’s daily prompt: Mirror Mirror. The evil queen step mother of Snow White is the most famous person who always looks at the mirror to find out who is the fairest in the land. What you see in the mirror reflects how you see yourself.
In the training classes I’ve conducted, I have a number of activities where the participants can write or say what they think about themselves. Whenever I do this, I always remember how I look at myself in the mirror. Nothing much has changed then and now. I love looking at my reflection. I learned how to act at a young age by just facing the mirror. I developed my confidence in speaking by imagining in front of a mirror that I was a celebrity being interviewed by “Tito Boy” (a well known host in the Philippines). He would ask me questions and I will respond. This is how I developed my confidence in speaking. Looking at the mirror, I slowly realized that my beauty is unique, my body is unique. In my teens, I used to wish I had a straight edged nose. I would put clothes clip on my nose believing it will give the nose I want. But teenage insecurity grew out on me. I don’t dream of having a nose job but I am happy with my uniqueness.
I face the mirror and I see a strong woman who has won a lot of battles. I see someone full of energy, and full of youth though I am 30. I love myself which is why I am self conscious of how I treat my body. I see to it that I do not gain so much weight not because I don’t want to look fat in the eyes of others. I want it for myself. A healthy body with a healthy mind.
The status I read said “Science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life. It is the hidden self-image you have of yourself.” Most of the time, it is us who appreciate ourselves less. We might think we’re not good enough, not pretty enough, not sexy, not healthy and a lot more when it really isn’t the case. Appreciate what you see in your mirror. Give compliments because no matter what circumstance you’re in, you are a survivor. There are so many things to be thankful for. One of it is your existence. You can take action on whatever it is that you want for yourself. Whatever you believe in, you become. So if this is they key to success, why don’t you start believing that the person you see in the mirror is kind, beautiful, loving, strong, and full of life.
We are always more than what we think we are. For most of us, our potentials have not been fully discovered. We just need to believe in ourselves, be inspired. The more beauty you see in yourself, the more beautiful people will see you.