The way we perceive ourselves directly influences the way people treat us and how far we push ourselves. As people become more comfortable talking about themselves, we are able to see that both men and women are unhappy with the way they look. That amounts to a lot of people not living up to their full potential due to not feeling right with themselves. We are always going to wish for something we don’t have; it just seems like the way human being are. But don’t let that remain a permanent thought in your life.
The infographic below defines self confidence as “having positive yet realistic views about yourself.” Instead of seeing your perceived flaws as a barrier, embrace them. This is the only life we get to live and if we were born with a billboard forehead or with a lot of junk in the trunk, that’s just the way it is. If you are not confident and feel self conscious about a certain flaw, it is apparent and people take notice. Everyone has their own hang ups, but let them be just that: hang ups. Hang them up and let them dry out. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” Own what you’ve got and think healthy. Life is all about change. It’s how we evolve. We must build ourselves up so that in return we can help others build themselves up as well. [via]