Tell yourself a really good story.
We are the product of our own self-fulfilling prophecies.
The stories we believe are so powerful that they change our physical chemistry. We embody the character we unconsciously accepted to play.
Fiercely edit and curate your mental furniture. Design it passionately like an architect with a clear vision of the kind of life you want to live, and the kind of person it takes to execute that.
At times it may take a bulldozer to crumble parts of yourself that do not serve you anymore. And at times you'll need to just dust off those parts that you adore.
For years I was convinced that I was a certain way. But recently a lightbulb went off, and I realized I was only accepting one aspect of my personality. We're multifaceted. Hang on to the parts that serve you.
Dare to take a 360 look at yourself. You'll fall in love and maybe be horrified with what you find. No matter. You are the architect and you decide what stays.
Karelys Beltran is a Sinaloa native and Denizen co-founder who is passionate about self-education, personal development, and bringing people together.