Average or Beautiful?

Dove released a controversial video that made me think. If you had to pick a door to walk through, Average or Beautiful, which would you choose?

Personally, I prefer Entrance or Exit. I don’t have to constantly evaluate myself. I don’t have to think of all my flaws before justifying that I’m beautiful. While watching this video, I saw women and young girls alike, hesitating. I even saw someone turn around without making a choice. But I also saw confidence. I saw women leading and encouraging others to walk through the door marked Beautiful. Which door would you choose? Would you hesitate or would you confidently walk through Beautiful?

I know this, I would lead my daughters, my family and my friends, without hesitation, through the Beautiful door! I would be shocked and my heart would break, if those in my life ever thought of themselves as average. They are kind, warm, funny, smart and beautiful! Most people will tell you [inner] beauty is more important than looks, but do we really believe this about ourselves? I believe beauty is more than looks. But THIS DOOR…THIS DOOR, made me think about my flaws, and not all of the beauty I possess. So, how do we change this?

I don’t have all answers but I’m confident in this: if we aren’t actively nurturing our own confidence we stop progressing. So how do I plan to change this? I vow to keep growing, getting stronger, and finding and sharing my beauty because if I ever come across the Beautiful door, I’M WALKING THROUGH IT! As a matter of fact, beginning this very moment, every time I walk through a door it’s marked… Beautiful!

Will you join me in a lifelong commitment to confidence?


Looks Can Be Deceiving

If you are anything like me you have looked in awe at magazines, ads and billboards and thought “I wish I could look like that! How can these models be so flawless? That could never be me. I could never have that skin, that hair, that body!” I then would find myself down on who I am, comparing myself to what I see in pop culture and media. That is until I learned that we have all been tricked…

I want to let you in on a secret. These models and actors do look like us! They just have computers,  a team graphic designers and editing geniuses who alter how they look. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief (1, 2, 3, Ahhhhhh). Check out these two videos that show the deception companies and media use to fool us. Now that you know this secret you can be empowered knowing that you are more like the model and famous person than you think. We are all beautiful and special inside and out.

-Alex, and The Confidence Post