Saturday, 14 May 2011

How You See Yourself Is How Others See You

How you see yourself is very important. People tend to perceive and see you just the way you also see and perceive yourself. The way you see yourself goes a long way to ensure your psychological well-being. Your self esteem influences several other areas of your life which when put together determines your overall success in life.

The Israelites Saw Themselves as Grasshoppers
“And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” – Numbers 13:33.
The prophet Moses sent twelve men of Israel to go and spy the land of Canaan which God had promised to give to them as inheritance. The twelve men after spying the land of Canaan for 40 days returned to Moses to give him a report of what the land is like.

However, only Caleb, one of the twelve, came with a good report of the land. “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30). All the others brought a negative picture. “And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:32)

The men saw themselves as grasshoppers before the inhabitants of the land of Canaan, and the amazing thing here is that, the people in return also saw the Israelites as grasshoppers. It is interesting to note here that the inhabitants of Canaan did not first see the Israelites as grasshoppers, worthless and or unfit. It was the Israelites who first saw themselves as grasshoppers, worthless and unfit to match into war with the people of Canaan. We as humans serve as mirrors to others. How we see ourselves is a reflection unto others. How you see yourself is exactly how others see you. It is just as simple as that. If you see yourself through an eye of love, self-worth and of great importance, that is exactly how others are going to see you.

I Was Timid
I am personally a witness to the above fact. I went through the entire years of High School as a timid boy. Initially, I thought it was calmness but later I realize it is sheer timidity. Despite being the very good student that I was, I was very timid. I never ask questions in class. I felt so inferior to my classmates. I never saw anything good in me. The sad part of it all is that I never noticed I was a very handsome boy. I felt really bad anytime I thought of what others think or say about me. This behavior really affected my studies and my relationship with people. I became an extremely reserved person.

My Turning Point
About a year after graduating from High School, I was dressing to go out and when I got done dressing I decided to check myself out in the mirror. That was my turning point. Right in front of me in the mirror I saw a very handsome boy. Suddenly I was like “hey! You’re handsome”. I had never felt that way about myself so I couldn’t fully swallow in those words that I uttered. So I took my eyes off the mirror, thought for a while and returned to the mirror to confirm what I had seen early on. Again, there in the mirror stood the handsome me I had see earlier.
That day when I went out, I had more people telling me “hey, you look good”, “you’re handsome”, “and you’re cute” and many more good compliments. Sounds like magic, huh? I was really amazed and this changed my entire outlook on life. It is a REAL FACT; how you see yourself is how others see you. If you see yourself as some mediocre, aimless and worthless that is exactly how others are going to see you. But if you see yourself as a very special, gifted and wonderful person, you will be surprise to know that that is exactly how others see you.

You're Special
So from today, begin to see yourself as a very important person, a very unique person, a person who is loved and cherished so dearly by friends and family. Take out those negative thoughts, perceptions and ideologies about yourself and replace them with positives ones. You’re very special, a wonderful person created in the image and likeness of God. Be proud of yourself, feel good about yourself and love yourself. Cheers!
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