In recent years, self-concept has become one of the most trending topics in the manifestation community. Self-concept refers to how an individual views themselves, their personality, their abilities, their talents, their skills, and their physical appearance. As Roy Baumeister says “The individual’s belief about himself or herself, including the person’s attributes and who and what the self is.” We understand as conscious creators that the world is a projection of our internal focus and beliefs. Everything around us is based on our deep-rooted beliefs and our state of being. Once we shift the internal world, the external world follows. As Neville Goddard stated “Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change.”

The reason why self-concept is so crucial is that the world can only operate based on our beliefs, and it is the self that creates. Therefore, the only person to change is yourself. Think of the base of a cake, if the base of the cake isn’t in place then the frosting of the cake won’t matter. If the incorrect ingredients are used for a Black Forest cake, then the foundation of the cake is ruined. Our self-concept is always manifesting in all areas of our lives. A simple concept of self manifests in many shapes and forms. For instance, an individual who holds a belief of “I am not wanted or chosen,” tends to find themselves in situations where they are the black sheep of the group. They find themselves getting rejected from jobs, creating third parties in their relationships, and more. It plays a huge role in everything we do. If we step into a version of ourselves that has the confidence of Kim Kardashian, we would walk around feeling like a million dollars and everyone would treat us as such. We can identify our concept of selves by taking notes about what our current self-concept is.

Carl Rogers breaks down self-concept into three forms:

  • Self-image: This is related to how we view our physical appearance, attributes, and roles in life.
  • Self-esteem: This is related to our self-worth and the value we hold of ourselves.
  • The Ideal Self: This is about who we aspire to be. The ideal concept of self that we would like to have and experience in the 3D.

Taking notes helps us to see how we have been contributing to these manifestations, and what should we shift them to in order to achieve the fulfillment of our desires. That way, we can create visualisations and affirmations that imply the ideal self. Practicing an overall stablised concept of self creates a whole new level of confidence, self-assurance, and emotional stability. People who attain an improved self-concept find it easy to let go of the need to receive a manifestation, thus the process feels effortless and easier. The purpose of this is to create long-term success in all areas of our lives, and that is exactly how anyone with a higher self-concept feels.

In a nutshell, the characteristics of someone with a good self-concept are:

  • Self-actualisation
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Stabilised
  • Confident
  • Grounded
  • Secure
  • Powerful

The easiest way to shift to your concept of self is by using daily affirmations that imply you are who you want to be, and by tapping into the feeling of being the person who already embodied these characteristics.

What is your concept of self?