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  • Hannah Kim

    Forgot to add this to my earlier comment:
    Have you applied these techniques in your life and if so, what were the results? :)

    • Vincent Nguyen

      Of course I have! Here's what I wrote in the comment section of the article:

      "I could definitely vouch for this because this is the sort of mindset training I did for myself when I first began self-improvement. I am confident, I am charismatic, I am motivated, etc. These things became a part of me and it didn’t have to be said aloud to others. Instead, it was repeated over and over in my head. When I was acting against these beliefs I reflected and asked myself what I could have done better. Next time around I am much more prepared.

      My habits changed gradually over time until it just seemed natural, as if I’ve always been this way. I wasn’t always confident, secure in myself, nor was I always the most social person. Your mind is pretty powerful!

      As for the present, I want to change the belief that I look young. Several years ago I’d often have people tell me that I looked too young for my age. Sure, I’ll admit my face looks young, but lately I’ve had many people tell me they thought I was well into my twenties because of the way I carried myself and all the interesting things I knew. Sometimes the insecurity still creeps in on me, but I’m not young!"

  • Hannah Kim

    Very interesting! A lot of times the greatest restrictions come from ourselves and our fears. I've been trying open myself up to more possibilities in my daily life, as well. It really helps to realize that yourself as an entity is not something stagnant--- just realizing and reminding myself that I am fluid, malleable and amorphous helps me to change patterns of behavior and my lifestyle.