Today’s dream is tomorrow’s reality. Success begins with a dream, but that is only the first step. ~ Unknown
Our culture is obsessed with instant makeovers. We love the whole concept of “Before and After” and the notion that if we just buy this dress, that makeup, get our hair cut-fluffed-and-colored to match the shape of our face and our skintone, or buy that drawer and closet organizing system, that we will instantly be transformed from our everyday-ness and become like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and enter a world that was previously unavailable to us.
Infomercials tell us if we just buy this insane workout, we’ll lose 20 pounds this week! Or we’ll have flawless skin with their moisturizer! Or we’ll have such full-bodied hair with their specially formulated conditioner that any time we swing it around, people will see it in slow motion!
But that’s not how it works. And that’s a good thing.
We need to become the person we want to be–not have it thrust on us by an outside force–in order for us to develop the confidence gained during the process. If we don’t engage in the journey, the least that can happen is that the changes don’t stick. The worst case scenario is that we run the risk of battling The Imposter Syndrome where we don’t feel like we belong and that someone is going to find out that we’re a fraud.
Instead of dreaming about a McMakeover, take it one step at a time. And the best thing about going about it the slow and steady way is that no one will notice the subtle changes that eventually lead them to believe that you’ve always been amazingly glamorous!