Building a Good Image
What is self-image? First, let’s see what the dictionary says about self-image:
The opinion or idea you have of yourself, especially of your appearance or abilities
(Oxford Learners Dictionaries)
Self-image is all about what describes you and how you see yourself. But everything you recognize in yourself is not always the same for your friends, family, and the people around you. How the world sees you may be different with how you think of yourself. You may have a smart brain, a beautiful or handsome appearance, as well as an activist and financial success; but there are also possibilities that people around you may have a different image about you.
How can an image be timelessly remembered?
Yes, image does matter. It won’t only affect your relationship with people, but also your academic and working life. Self-image is considered to give a big impact for your life and happiness. Be careful with your words, behavior, and social network. Project a positive self-image and you will be considered as a positive and capable person.
There is no better answer than being influenced by the society. By being influenced, show what you are good at and build a positive image. This is what has been said before, a positive self-image is important.
“The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.”
â€• Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
How to cover the bad side of an image?
Although you might have known this, the only approval you should be worried about is your own. Moreover, when you respect and approve of yourself, you are more likely to project an image to others that says "I am worthy, and I have much to offer to someone."
Stop mindreading to see how people think about you. What you see in yourself that is considered bad is not always the same from other people’s point of view. The things that you see bad in yourself may be considered as your strength by someone out there. Show people your strengths and do the best for it. It might just be able to cover the things that you consider bad in yourself. At the time you accept who you are, let the flow guide you to fix your weaknesses and give permission to yourself to ask people for help when you are accomplishing certain goals. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
Perfection is what every human thinks ideal, but don’t you think that it’s more attractive to see people laughing and smiling rather than criticizing their result?
Individually, we are as good and as capable as the people around us. We have positive and negative aspects in ourselves. To deal with it, all we need to do is to learn and discipline ourselves. Not telling you to be nice and loyal to everyone, but just focus your time and attention on your project. Be extraordinary, rather than being a common notion subscriber.