Beauty is Forever Internal
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Written by Craig Nielson, M.A., CPC www.myinternalimage.comMany women go about life with the if-then fallacy: If only I was better looking, or if only I was in better shape, then I would be happy. With this outlook, your true beauty and the body you always dreamed of will always elude you. This fallacy is something you always seem to chase but never attain. You then become frustrated and eventually give up because what you really want appears to be impossible.
Here's the good news and the truth: you are whole, perfect, and complete right now, where you are. You just have to get out of your own way and stop believing all those self-defeating, limiting beliefs that keep you from achieving what is possible. No matter who you are, what you have or don't have, the best of you is just waiting to be awakened. It was Confucius who said, "Whether you believe you can or you can't, you are right." This is the cornerstone to building your true beauty and having the physically fit body you have always dreamed of and that you deserve.
You believe everything you tell yourself mentally. Have you ever thought to yourself something like you will never look good in a bikini? Guess what? It's true—as long as you tell yourself that and you believe it. Have you thought to yourself that you have tried everything from dieting to working out, but neither work out? Have you really tried everything? Does failure crush your ambition leaving you feeling like it won't work or feeling you don't even want to try? These types of beliefs will always cripple and prevent you from discovering your greatness.
You will believe everything you tell yourself. Everything from thinking you’re not strong enough to you’re too fat, ugly, stupid, or lazy. The first step in any transformation is awareness. Once you become aware of the thought processes that drain you of your energy and keep you playing small, you can begin to build on what is real—your true beauty that lies within. The beauty that stems from your core where you find your values, talents, potential and all that makes you uniquely you. Get out of your own way!