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Powerful Self-Image

Powerful Self-Image

Coaching and Counselling to improve self-esteem. Change self-image.

How can you develop a powerful & positive self-image? What is a self-image? Why is important to see yourself positively? Why do you need to feel good about yourself? Are people more prone to see themselves in a dark light?

The good thing about self-esteem is that nobody was born with a strong positive self-image, courage and trust that they are able to succeed or that they can utilize necessary skills and achieve. People learned this and developed healthy self-esteem and good feelings about themselves.

Many factors play roles in how people see and feel about themselves, however, there is something very important, maybe the least obvious: beliefs and self-expectations. These grow through personal development and upon life experience. Hardly a healthy self-esteem can be developed when one thinks about oneself as a looser, failure; someone who is unable to achieve or succeed because they hold negative self-beliefs. Healthy self-esteem allows to believe, feel good and act upon their beliefs.

Positive self-image and self-efficacy

Strong self-efficacy is when an individual believes in oneself and feels that way as well; when they have empowering self-beliefs, positive feelings about self and good self-expectations. This kind of self-image is built upon strong self-efficacy, the powerful positive self-image manifesting in actions and self-motivation.

What is your self-image like? Do you have strong efficacy?

As a matter of fact the answers are not as vital as your willingness to improve and create the skills of strong self-efficacy. You must want to strengthen self-efficacy and gradually change the image of yourself. Before doing so you should know where you are standing at. It is helpful to identify characteristics of strong self-efficacy and reflect what you possess or lack. Characteristics of strong self-efficacy are:

  • Seeing challenging problems as tasks to overcome and take actions
  • Focus on process and activities not only on the results
  • Strong sense of commitment to interests or activities
  • Recovering quickly from setbacks and disappointments
  • Defeating challenging tasks or obstructions
  • Strong beliefs in one’s ability to cope with difficulties and challenging circumstances
  • Emphasis on the personal strengths
  • Maintenance of confidence in personal potential
  • Ability to find and utilize necessary resources
  • Commitment to create and stick to plans and goals
  • Being in charge of decisions
  • High awareness of personal influence to the results

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