Most humans spend a good deal of time in front of the mirror each day in fact, studies show that the average time per year in front of a mirror for a person is 168 hours.
That’s one week of the year!
But, it’s not the time in front of the mirror that matters, it’s what you SEE in the mirror that REALLY matters because that is what’s manifesting more of the same in your life.
Are you focused on your supposed flaws?
- Too many pimples or gray hairs?
- Nose is too big or too small?
- Teeth are a little crooked or not white enough?
- Not enough hair (see Coach Mike) or too many chins?
- Butt or stomach too big, chest too small or every food you eat goes straight to your hips?
How much time do you spend treading in those waters of inadequacy compared to spending some time each day on what is beautiful and unique in your appearance?
How about your smile that lights up a room or your kind eyes that welcome everyone? How about the broad shoulders you have or your great legs?
How about your cool fashion sense or how good those new jeans make your butt look? What about your dimples, great chin or broad shoulders?
It sounds so simple yet–unfortunately–most people spend more time on the stuff they think is wrong with them instead of the stuff that makes them special, unique and attractive. S
ame thing goes for our personalities.
Give yourself some credit.
People tend to beat themselves up for their shortcomings and past mistakes instead of giving themselves credit for their good characteristics and accomplishments.
People are quick to internally regurgitate the fact that they said the wrong thing to someone they love or replay the mistake they made to hurt someone they care about instead of offering a sincere apology and moving forward with their words and actions.
They sit and ponder all of their mistakes and shortcomings instead of giving some constant thought about all of the good things they have accomplished and good deeds they have done.
They beat themselves up for who they aren’t instead of giving themselves some kudos for who they are.
When is the last time you spent some serious time thinking about your good qualities (physical and non-physical) and giving yourself a pat on the back for your accomplishments?
It sounds so simple but, it can really be a challenge to make it a priority to shift that consistent focus from all that is wrong to all that is right. You have to make it a priority and when you do, watch what happens.
You will see more and more things that you like about yourself–and so will others–and you will be receiving more compliments.
You will not only feel better, most of those things that agitate you on a daily basis will simply fade away.
You will begin to see what is really important in your life and how those other things really don’t matter.
Look, we are all continually growing and evolving as people so it’s great to recognize the areas you want to improve or strengthen.
The danger is when you give continual focus to those areas of weakness—because that’s what is magnetizing more of those results towards you!
Remember, you are an energy magnet attracting it all to you.
Focus on the right things in the mirror.
Focus on your beauty, your strengths and the incredible stuff that makes you the perfect person you are while identifying the areas you want to improve.
Then, simply and constantly envision yourself as the person you are becoming, the person who is getting better and better every day.
Now, go ahead and take a look in the mirror and try to tell me I’m wrong.
You can’t because I’m not.
Enjoy your day.
– Coach Mike