This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Life Reimagined. All opinions are mine.
I will admit that I struggled with writing this post. I started taking this course from Life ReImagined® as part of a sponsored post. I struggled with the post because as I started doing the course, I realized that I have an image of myself that is not true to how I actually feel about myself. I decided to make this a two part post and in the coming week, I am going to share a post that my close friends contributed to the making of it. Have you noticed that we are our own worst critics, that is why I asked my friends to write 2-3 sentences or more about who you think I am? I wanted to show how we see ourselves and how others see us can be totally different. So look for that post soon.
Become the Best Version of Myself was an opener for me. The purpose of this course is to connect with your authentic self. It is an opportunity to shape my life and find out who I am really am. Why did I decide to do this course?
You see the reason why taking part in this course was a huge eye-opener for me is that the way I portray myself is who I want to be but the way I feel about myself is totally another story. In my mind, I am still the little girl with pigtails and bucked teeth who once was scolded for calling myself pretty. I can remember the exact scolding being told that I shouldn’t say I was pretty and hearing one of my older sisters say that she has to say she is pretty because no one else will say that. Believe it or not, that memory has stayed with me my whole life.
No matter how many times I look in the mirror, I don’t like what I see. I still see that skinny girl with braids and buck teeth who used to get rocks thrown at her if she walked around the neighborhood. Kids can be so cruel. This continued into my adult years when I am told how beautiful my girls are and then asked if I adopted them? Yep that has happened a lot since my girls were born.
So you see the image I have of myself is not the image that everyone sees. Inside I am very insecure and very self-conscious about things. It seems that those memories have done the damage, but now I am ready to take those memories and lock them up in a box and throw away the key.
That is what the Become the Best Version of Yourself by Dr. Phil did for me. Not sure what this is it is a monthly service with free activities to help you get started on the road to a better version of yourself. When I first started this program, I will admit that I wanted to quit because it was really an eye opener for me. The first test I scored a 66/152 which basically meant that I totally disconnected from myself.
Then the second test, the Congruency test I was at 12% out of 100. This said that my personal self-truth and self-truth had been severely damaged. And memories of that my childhood started flooding back, and I found myself wanting to quit and I almost did, but I am glad I didn’t.
Instead, I decided to see what others thought of me. And boy was I surprised at what I got back. And I think you will be as well. Later this week I will share exactly what 4 of my closest friends said when I ask them to describe in 2-3 sentences or more what they thought about who I am. I seriously suggest you do that as well because it is amazing how we see ourselves and how others see us. Just check back this week and see for yourself. I promise that the little girl who had rocks thrown at her was totally surprised.
Also, if you are interested in finding more about yourself you can click here for a free 14 day trial of this course.
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