What is Self-Concept
What is Your Self-Concept?
Your self-concept is the largest generalization you make. It is a summary generalization of all the beliefs you have about yourself.
It is a common response by well-meaning people to spend decades studying, doing affirmations, investing in coaches, therapists, and trainings. They make this investment because they are trying to become the kind of person that can have the career, relationships, health and/or financial success they desire.
The problem, however, is that one cannot solve their problems by gaining more information- a person's self-concept will remain the same, regardless of added knowledge, tips, and tools.
So they spend years trying to change while barely changing at all.
A self-concept optimization plan is the first step in creating the thoughts, feelings, and actions that will allow your vision to be realized.
How to create lasting change
You have a unique way of subconsciously organizing your beliefs into characteristics that define you. These characteristics are smaller, automatic assumptions you have about yourself which fall under the larger subconscious map of your personal identity.
Your identity is your Self-Concept
If you have tried everything to change, and nothing has really worked then your next step is to update your self-concept.
Because unless you assemble the results of all the changes you want to make into a form that provides evidence for being a different person, it won't affect your self-concept.
And if you don't affect your self-concept then the changes will only be momentary and not lasting.