How Do You Define Beauty

6 Aug

By Michelle Phillips www.michellephillips.com  Celebrity Make up Artist~ Beauty and Life Coach~ Author ~Speaker I’m sure you’re thinking, “What the heck is defining my beauty?” and “How in the world do I do that?!”

It probably conjures up thoughts of creating your own personal style or fashion statement. Maybe you can start wearing a funky hat or rippy jeans. It must be your hair right? I want to start by defining your beauty from the inside and we’ll work out from there. So let’s get to the definition, are you ready? Webster’s dictionary, defines beauty as; the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit. Wow! We’ve been obsessed with physical beauty for thousands of years and there it was right there in the dictionary, ‘pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit!’ Okay, so that’s the dictionary talking but what are your words for what exalts you inside and out? And how do you get there? If you were to think of your life as a business you would want to come up with a catchy name, check! That’s your name. Then you would want to think about what you want the business to do and be and accomplish. Of course you would want to be well regarded and respected. Inside and out you would want to be nice to look at and be with and definitely something that plays an integral part of society right? Well let’s do the next step in you want to live your life.

Let’s take a very important bit of time here to carve out exactly how you want to be perceived from this day forward! It’s homework time. I want you to write your name, and a little dash next to it like you were writing a definition. Next I want you to define how you would like to be perceived. This is your vision for the ultimate you. If you already are many of the things you would like to be, outstanding! But be sure to jot those down to reinforce your who you would like to continue to be. Whether that is funny, outgoing, respected, well-read, generous, positive, influential, resourceful, pretty, hot, stunning, business-like, well-mannered, (fill in) whatever that is that would be the BEST YOU for you that is going to be the right answer. Now go ahead and jump on that, I’ll give you a minute. Right now I hope you are looking at the page and thinking that sure looks like someone you’d like to be best friends with, work with, be married to, etc. That’s exactly the point! The first part of living a dream life is dreaming what it should look like and we just did that.

Now the task becomes walking boldly into that visualization, keeping the words we wrote above displayed somewhere to remind us of who we are and who we are going to be. You will take those attributes and qualities that you aspire to and make a conscious effort to turn them into reality. This isn’t going to be easy and won’t happen overnight so give yourself a break as you work on them. The deal is though that by simply working on and believing them you will turn perception into reality.

I know it sounds simple, because it is! One of my favorite author/speakers, Wayne Dyer, has a book and a phrase that I love, “Change the way you look at things and the way you look at things will change.” You are going to start by finding your true beauty where it has been all the time, in your heart, your mind, and in your mirror! Quit asking the mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all, wake up and TELL the mirror!

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