Still on the skill of maximizing self-awareness in enhancing positive self-perception, the next skill to bring into focus is positive thinking. No man is ever productive beyond the quality of his thoughts about himself or herself.
Any change that does not emanate from the thought process of a man should not be expected to be a lasting one. If our perception of ourselves is ever going to change from negative to positive, such a change must begin with a change in our mentality.
However, there are people whose first reaction to anything, whether success, opposition, opportunity, or pain, is utterly negative. You have to be positive-minded about yourself, your spouse, and the products of your marriage so as to see the desired result. If you don’t like your marital experience right now, seek to be sure that your expectations of your partner are positive because he or she cannot perform better or beyond the limitations of your heart.