We all know the actors in movies that are ‘that guy’ in every movie. They could be the gangsters, bad guys, ‘losers’, grown-up man-children etc. Being typecast in Hollywood as a certain type of character, has led them to playing that role in almost every movie they’re in.
If you looked at your life as a movie, have you typecast yourself? More importantly, have you typecast yourself as the ‘loser’ in your own movie? This may sound farfetched but how often do you step back and look at how you see yourself?
In many movies the loser is the guy/girl with no self-belief who gets pushed around, does what everyone else says without objection, doesn’t make eye contact, avoids people, has bad posture and is physically weak.
The thing with people in the Hollywood movies and being typecast is because they look a certain way, which allows them to fit the description of that character. If you have typecast yourself in a negative light, then you need to know that it’s possible to break that mould by working on yourself, so that you no longer fit the physical description of your former typecast self.
A wonderful way to break to break character is improve your physical fitness and diet. Put simply; by changing how you physically feel and look you change your perception of the character in your head.
Physical fitness not only builds up your body, it builds your confidence. Achieving small goals set within the gym builds up momentum, creating a snowball effect in the rest of your life, helping to break through your own negative self-image.
Going from never thinking you could go to the gym, to going ‘X’ amount of days a week becomes a win.
Going from thinking you could never perform ‘X’ exercise to being able to complete the exercise and eventually master it, becomes a feeling of mastery over yourself.
From thinking you could never feel confident in ‘X’ type of clothing to feeling fabulous in everything you wear, you are opening yourself to a new confident world of possibilities.
Going from not being able to look yourself in the mirror to being proud of yourself and being able to smile at yourself creates a new, confident, happy character who has stepped away from their negative self-image, and into one of self-acceptance and self-love.
Changing how you see yourself won’t happen overnight, especially if you have felt a certain way for a long time. The good news is, it’s a process that you can start anytime, if you’d like to start today, get in touch and we’d love to help you on that journey.