Let’s do a quick recap for the past three steps of your Self Concept Assessment.
Accurate Self Concept Assessment – Step Four
Step One – you created a list of words/phrases to describe yourself in eight areas of your life.
Step Two – you took all the word/phrases with a minus sign (weakness), put them on a separate sheet and rewrote them in a positive and accurate way.
Step Three – you took all the word/phrased with a plus sign (strengths) and put them on a separate sheet. You took those strength words and created complete sentences for them. Hopefully you tooted your horn when you did.
Turning Your Self Concept Assessment Into A Magical Essence Declaration
Note: This assessment is a condense excerpt from the book Self Esteem by McKay and Fanning
This is where the magic happens – You will use the revised versions of your strengths and weakness that you completed in steps 2 & 3.
Now take these two revised list and join them together into an accurate, fair and supportive self description. There should be no negative or "false" positive, sarcastic words and/or statements.
Your new description should cover all eight areas from your assessment. Ideally it should be at least one paragraph for each of those areas.
It should acknowledge weakness you may want to change. More importantly, you’ll also include the personal strengths (assets) that are undeniably part of your identity, that Magical Essence that make you… YOU.
Embracing Your New Authentic Self Description
Ready to began the journey to change the warped image you see of yourself?
Embracing and making this new self description is the first steps to changing your inner reflection.
I remember feeling very uncomfortable doing this at first, often my inner critic would challenge my "real" self description. I want to encourage to do these steps regardless. In the final wrap up of this series, I’ll share ways to disarm the negative voice within.
Twice a day for four weeks read your self description statement out loud. This is the minimum requirement to make the changes happen.
It took years of repeated negative and untruths to give you your warp self image. Visualize taking down the old fun house mirror that reflects your warp reflection and put a new mirror reflecting the true you.
The Law of Repetition will help you learn a more forgiving way to accurately think about yourself when you read your new self description every day.
I’ll see you with our final step on stopping you inner critic from beating you up while you start accepting your true, accurate self image.