When it comes to a personality makeover, you first need to consider what you were born into. Your personality right now is the result of your social conditioning. You are the product of your early surroundings and how your parents, friends, and schooling influenced you.
Psychologists say this conditioning created images in your mind, which you tend to follow. It is possible to change some of that conditioning when you change your thinking by talking yourself into the person you imagine yourself to be or would like to become.
The change you want begins in your mind. That’s because what you think about influences your experiences. “You are what you think about all day long,” wrote author and motivational speaker Earl Nightingale in his book “The Strangest Secret.”
To change the experience of yourself, chanage your thinking by revamping those old and familiar images you’ve been following into thoughts and mental images of the personality you wish to have. Think about how you want to be in your own skin. Then follow it.
Then you’ll begin to make different choices that align with the picture of you created in your mind’s eye. And you’ll become “what you think about all day long.” That’s also how to fake it until you make it.
I’ve devoted an entire chapter in my book, “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach,” to how controlling your thoughts helps you achieve career goals.
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