The 7 Secrets of a Confident Woman: Secret #4 – A confident woman celebrates and accepts who she is!

We all know the story of Narcissus, the Greek mythological character who looked into water and fell in love with his own reflection. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost the will to live and stared at himself until he died. The story of Narcissus is crazy and extreme. I mean – really… Who does that? Real people wouldn’t do something this stupid- would they?

Unlike Narcissus, most women don’t become obsessed with their beauty. NO! Instead we worship our flaws. We don’t die because we can’t stop admiring our reflection. No! We let life pass us by because we can’t stop focusing on our imperfections. In a sense, many of us are just like Narcissus.

Here’s what the “looking in the mirror” experience looks life for many women:

• OMG, is that a pimple!!!
• I hate those stretch marks!
• My nose is too…
• My stomach is too…
• My breasts are too…
• My lips are too…
• I am so…

You can fill in the blank. Not everyone is going to be even physically capable of having a flat stomach or a thigh gap or a round butt or whatever the body trend du jour is, so why do we fixate on what we don’t have?

When you think about it, the idea of body flaws just seems so silly. The only real “flaw” is the one in our thinking. There’s no such thing as a perfect body. Why do we have to obsess that our body parts don’t look like someone else’s, rather than celebrating that they’re our own? Who’s stopping us?

I found this story on the following site – https://www.moralstories.org/looking-at-mirror/ and I love the way it shows us who is really holding us back. Check it out!

One day all the employees of a major company reached the office and they saw a notice on the door on which it was written: “Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym”. At first, they all got sad for the death of one of their colleagues, but after a while, they started getting curious to know who was that person who hindered our growth and the company itself.

 

The excitement in the gym was such that security agents were ordered to control the crowd within the room. The more people reached the coffin, the more the excitement heated up. Everyone thought: “Who is this person who was hindering my progress? One by one the curious employees got closer to the coffin, and when they looked inside they suddenly became speechless. They stood nearby the coffin, shocked and in silence, as if someone had touched the deepest part of their soul. There was a mirror inside the coffin: everyone who looked inside it could see themselves.

 

There was also a sign next to the mirror that said: “There is only one person who is capable of setting limits to your growth: it is YOU…”

What beliefs do you have about yourself that are holding you back? What if you could accept your flaws or limitations? What would life be like if you weren’t at war within yourself? Imagine that!

My challenge for you is to accept and celebrate yourself just the way you are. You will never be perfect, but you will always be you. STOP obsessing about your flaws, instead CELEBRATE them. Don’t let life pass you by. This is the only body you will ever have, the more you accept her; the more confident and the happier you will be.

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