We are social beings. Quite naturally, we are surrounded by people for various reasons; for growth, for security, for emotional strength, for safety and so on. While there is a reason why we choose certain people to be with, there are certain people who are with us or influence us without our choice.

Our communities, our peers , our families, the place we work in, etc. are not our choices. However, they have an influence on us. The human brain is capable of doing innumerous things. The neurons in the brain hold the data from things, thoughts and beliefs that we are exposed to, and in time we create a link between those information to create our own thoughts and beliefs. Thus, will emerge from the same species an Adolf Hitler, who wanted to free Germany by mass extermination and a Mahatma Gandhi who wanted to free India through non-violence. It’s the same organ — the brain, but how we react to the circumstances depend, to a large extent, on our experiences that have shaped our self-image. Our abilities develop in time, but the decisive factor that brings success to whatever we are doing is our image of ourselves.

It is not who you are that holds you back, it is who you think you’re not.

For long, our surroundings have influenced us so much that some are always bubbling with energy, they wish to take on the world, create a dent in the universe, while there are plenty of them who do not wish to go to their everyday job because of a hundreds of flaws they find in their work.

The self-image is key to human personality and human behaviour. Change the self-image and you change the personality and behaviour.

The change begins with you!

If you begin to work on yourself, you’ll try to see the world through different lenses. Your perspective towards the world changes, so will your action towards it. Positive affirmations such as “I know I am capable of doing…..”, “I can do this better….”, “ I am special….”, can uplift your energy.

No one knows you better than yourself.

So when somebody doubts your capabilities and intentions, don’t self-doubt, work on your communication. When someone backs out on you or your new project, don’t worry; you are now an experienced team member. Know what went wrong and keep working on it.

The world won’t change for you, your way of dealing with the world has to change. Let it start with ‘who you think you are”.