Is Your Self-Image Sabotaging Your Success?

We all strive for success, yet very few ever reach it, why?

I used to ask myself that and it wasn’t until I really started studying human development and potential that I discovered that science and psychology have isolated the one prime cause for success or failure in life.  It is the hidden self-image that you have of yourself.  It controls your mind, just as surely as your mind controls your heartbeat.  To remake your hidden self-image for your success and fulfillment is to remake your entire life.

If your wondering what kind of self-image you have, it is not difficult to figure out.  All that’s required is that you take a look at the various aspects of your life, take a look at the Results your getting in your life.

All these results are the outer expression of the inner image.

Now as we alter this inner image everything outside begins to change.  The biggest error that almost everyone makes is they attempt to change their income, they attempt to change their business, they’re attempting to change outside of themselves with out changing what’s going on inside.

I believe Emerson put it best when he said, “Of what use to make heroic vows of amendment if the same old lawbreaker (the self-image) is to keep them?”

For you to try and change the results in your life, in other words, what’s going on outside of you with out changing what’s going on inside would be just as foolish for you to look at your reflection in a mirror and try to change the reflection with out trying to change your physical appearance.  Guess what, it’s not going to happen.

That is what people are trying to do.  They try to change something outside without changing what is going on inside.

In 1902 James Allen wrote an amazing little book and in it he said something that is rich with truth.  He said:

“ Mind is the Master power that molds makes,
And man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills;
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking glass.”

Maxwell Matlz said in his phenomenal book, Psycho-Cybernetics, that the self-image becomes a golden key to bring a better life because of two important discoveries;

  1. All your actions, feeling, behavior, even your abilities, are always consistent with your self-image.
  2. The self-image can be changed.

He went on to say that the self-image is a “premise” a base or a foundation upon which your entire personality, your behavior and your ear your circumstances are built.

Now to change your self-image we need to use our mental faculty of Imagination.  It is with your imagination that you are going to build your new self-image, a winner’s image.  This is something that sounds easy however, it is something that most people need help with and to go into great detail on this in one article is just not possible, what I will do is give you four basic steps to start this process.

#1 – Decide what you want.

Make the decision as to what you really want, not just what you think you can get, make a decision and get a clear picture.

#2 – Decide what you are prepared to give up to get it.

Let go of your old image, the past is gone.  This is where the law of sacrifice comes into play.  This is where you give up something of a lesser nature to make room for something of a higher nature.

#3 – Set your mind on it.

See your new image and become emotionally involved with it, feel it.  Have faith and understand it will manifest.

#4 – Get on with the work.

Take action to move yourself in that direction.  Take the fist step and have an expectant attitude.  I heard quote one time when I was at a training with Bob Proctor in Florida, he said that the Quakers have a great saying:

“Pray and move your feet.”

Nothing will change in your results unless you take action.  You must act as if you were the new image now.

Right now within you is the power to do the things you never thought possible.  This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.  That’s what your self-image is, it’s a collection of beliefs.  It’s things that you believe to be true about yourself.  Change your image,  your beliefs will change and your life.

To your massive success,

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Ed Reiner

CEO at Global Visions Online, LLC
Ed Reiner is a personal development teacher partnered with Bob Proctor's LifeSuccess Consultants company and an internet marketer. He assists individuals in building their business online and helps transform their lives from the inside out.

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  1. Scott Blasczyk
    8 years ago

    Hi Ed! Fantastic article, my friend. It’s funny that I’ve been doing a series on my blog about belief, vision, personal development and connecting, as related to MLM success & I just ran across your article doing research. I feel privileged to have you on my team. You will go far with the mindset you have, Ed!

  2. admin
    8 years ago

    Thanks Scott I appreciate the kind words

  3. CrirlMisy
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the very informative article, keep them coming.

  4. Bill Tiffnay
    5 years ago

    I never thought my self image was effecting what I was doing as much as I do now. Thanks Ed, you rock.

  5. CrirlMisy
    5 years ago

    Thanks for the great information. I really need to work on my own self image after reading this.

  6. Nattrhisorado
    5 years ago

    Great post, never thought about my self image like this. Keep up the great work.