The Mirror

What do you see when you look into the mirror?  Do see confidence, self respect, happiness, joy or do you see an unhappy, dejected person.  The choice is yours.

         Perception is the key.  The phrase “you can do anything you want to do” is as true as night follows day and day follows night.  The whole concept is in perception.  Who is doing the perceiving?   Is it you, or is it an accumulation of experiences based on what other people think of you.   This is a very sobering fact to most of us.   What looks back from the mirror is a direct reflection of how and what you think of yourself.

         If you are not satisfied with the reflection that is presented to you in the mirror what steps can you take to change the perception and therefore the image.   It is one of the most difficult decisions to make.  Remember, change is never easy. You may want to change certain aspects of your personality or life but you might just compromise and say things like “I’ll do it later” or “I’m too old” or some other cliché.  The buck stops with you and only you. You, the reflection in the mirror, are the only person who can make that change.

         This is a very strange concept, but the only thing that is constant in life is change and if you don’t adapt to the changes, eventually things will change in spite of you. I, myself, choose to make those changes so that when I look in the mirror each day I am satisfied with the reflection.

         How do you do this?  The process starts with writing down exactly what you want to change.  Write down what that change would look like, feel like, sound like, taste like and smell like.  Really get into that new picture of yourself.  Armed with this information, stand in front of the mirror and project all of those parameters that you had just written down.   By doing this enough times, you will literally change your physiology (your body make up). As you wake up each day you will become more adept at looking for these changes within the reflection of the mirror.  One day, you will look in the mirror and notice all of these changes have come to fruition. Once that is ingrained within your physiology the physical changes must happen because you are now living a new life through the new you.

         Remember, this is just a guideline for change.  It really does work but it takes persistence, determination and a true desire to make yourself a better person.

         Now as you look into the mirror you will see a more confident person and confidence leads to belief and belief is the largest component of success.


Dr. Harris Cohen
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