• Changing The Self-Perception of, “I Can’t…”

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    People use their ability to notice or discern things to acquire information about their surrounding environment, the situation they are in at the moment or the person they are in the process of interacting with. When they combine the information with their life long database of experiences, it becomes their reality, and ultimately the determining factor in their first impression, judgment, or motivation behind any actions they may or may not execute in the future. 

    When a person’s limiting self-perception has an impact on their life the reality is that their judgment is clouded, and their decision making affected. Some barriers are self-imposed and will cause perception to become reality. The solutions may be simple and will be less daunting when broken down into manageable steps. 

    Some of the steps could be as simple as brushing up on a skill you’re not quite comfortable performing or learning to make the best wardrobe choice before your next interview. It might just take making contact with a person who believes in you to help kick start your effort. 

    If breaking down a specific barrier proves to be too challenging for you to do on your own, talk through the steps with a trusted advisor or consider working with career or life coach to help keep you on the path towards your goals.

     

    Become a possibilitarian.

    No matter how dark things seem to be or

    actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities

    always see them, for they’re always there.

    Norman Vincent Peale

     

    Just remember, if you begin to doubt your ability in a given situation and the words, “I can’t” flash in your head, that’s your cue to head in the direction of your desired outcome. No matter how small the step forward might be.

     


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    Diana Jennings
    Diana Jennings is the founder of Brand You Image – a personal branding and image management company based in Southern California. A specialist in non-verbal communication, she brings a sophisticated understanding of people and a passion for growth to those working to reach their personal and professional goals. Typical engagements involve the development of high potential individuals and senior level management in personal brand discovery, image management, social and business behavior, and body language for better communication and interaction with others.

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