The Mirror Rule
When is the last time that you have felt happier on getting appreciated ?
We always seek out for validation from others for our actions & thoughts. Though this is normal, we often belittle our own feelings & thoughts and take self appreciation for granted.
It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!
-Robert T. Kiosaki
The whole day while we are busy in our routine task, we unknowingly get into some negative self talk most of the times. So before taking a positive action we start analysing the results in a negative manner. Our self doubt is the main hindrance or block on our path of success.
How to train our mind to set it free from negative self talk?
This is a tried & tested method, which if practiced daily for a period of 30 days can re-wire your brain and detach you from self doubt & self negativity.
I would like you to move a little. If possible, right now, go in front of the mirror and look straight at yourself.
When you see yourself in the mirror, do you usually say positive things or do you tend to be negative? Most people will focus on the negatives-- their weight, face, hair, legs, skin, or facial features. This feeling & belief have a direct impact on self empowerment.
Self-empowerment is something that needs to be practiced daily, the same as when learning any other skill like playing an instrument, sports, or speaking a new language. So how can you start ?
Try the daily self-empowerment exercise called the "Mirror Rule" to help you focus on the positive.
The next time you are in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eye, smile, and say something positive like the examples below:
“I am beautiful/handsome.” “I look good today!” “I am enough.” “I am strong.” “I can handle this.” “I am amazing.” “I am thankful to be alive.”
NEVER say anything negative when you look in the mirror. If you catch yourself being critical, stop, smile, and say something positive.
Try the “mirror rule” for 30 days, and you will begin the journey of learning to love yourself and feel empowered.