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“Self-concept is destiny.” – Nathaniel Branden

Each of us has a critical voice inside our heads that reflects our self-doubts and insecurities. It reinforces the negative aspects of our self-image with thoughts like: You don’t deserve to be happy. You are overweight and unattractive. You will never amount to anything. We can work to replace these negative thoughts with more positive statements that affirm how we would like to perceive ourselves, like: I deserve to be happy. I am attractive as I am. I can be successful and achieve my dreams. It takes work, but the negative thoughts need not dominate our self-concept.

Do you normally resign to the image you have of yourself OR try to become who you want to be?

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