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R E I N V E N T!

 Look As Good

As You Want

by Gloria Gibson

It all begins in your mind.  If you’re not currently excited about who you are, how you feel or how you look, I’ve got great news for you.  Your picture of yourself can change in a blink of an eye, if you set your mind to rise above your current status and the way you see yourself.

If you’re stuck in a place, where you cannot imagine twirling in front of a mirror in full appreciation of your reflection in the glass, then you need to know this.  If you put your mind to it, you can look as good as you want to look, and feel as good as you want to feel.  All you have to do is believe that it’s possible and work towards the goal of inserting change in your life (mentally, physically and emotionally) for the better.

I am sure everyone has something about their body that they would like to change.  It could be a nose, a set of hips, a head of hair – whatever.  Our self image is very much tied into how we think we look, and how we think we look has a great deal to do with how we act, how we dress, how we walk and most of all, how we relate to the world.

black runway 2There’s nothing wrong with this fact as long as it doesn’t damage our sense of self-esteem, but a woman must always understand that she can use her mind to become whatever she wants to be, and she is only limited by her own vision for herself.  In other words, it’s all in her power, and one’s power begins in the mind.  A woman is never too old or too young to reverse herself in any way she deems necessary.  Any woman can turn back the clock, forego the past and align her spirit with the stars, so that she ends up in a frame of mind where she sees nothing as impossible for her.

Unfortunately, many times some of us become resigned to what we see as our limitations because we cannot see a positive light at the end of a tunnel that we feel we may have helped build or cannot overcome.  There are thousands of women out there who lack self-confidence and fail daily to understand the magnetism of the women who have it.  Needless to say, confidence is birthed in the mind.  As the Bible states, “So a man thinketh…so a man is.”

My friend Susan* is a good example.  By most standards, she could be initially viewed as unattractive if measured by today’s standards.   However, it seems that she is always in the company of a male admirer, while her pretty counterparts are alone and bewildered by her popularity.  Men find her confidence irresistible and rush to be in her presence.  What’s her secret?  Well, it’s not really a secret.  She just believes that she is beautiful, smart, and worthy to be cherished, which is extraordinarily evident in her attitude and her spirit.

Self-confidence is the most important beauty asset a woman can possess.  Unfortunately, not enough women believe it.  For centuries, men have always been intrigued by self-assured women who were in touch with their power as a woman.  Imagine the allure of a woman who is attractive and self-assured.  The crowd in the room parts for her.

I remember Susan relating an incident where she was once out on a blind date with a very attractive guy who appeared disappointed with the match- up throughout dinner.  He kept answering his cell phone and avoiding direct eye contact.  Later, when he took her home, she shook his hand politely, thanked him for dinner, and asked if he would mind if she introduced him to one of her friends.  She explained that though she thought he was very nice, the chemistry was just not there for her, but she was certain that her friend would make a better match.

She wasn’t angry because it didn’t appear he liked her, but she had made up her mind not to feel rejected.  Therefore, she turned the table and ended up making him feel rejected.  The guy was so stunned by her gall, that he became indignant and refused the invitation to meet her friend.  Ironically, after that night, he pursued her for months to go out with him again.  Unfortunately, too few women understand that the real basis for a woman’s beauty has little to do with pretty features and sex appeal.  It has more to do with her being solidly convinced in her mind that she is unique and special, and most of all deserving of the best in her world.

 

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