Monday, January 23, 2012

Dont Look at Me, Look IN me

This is an old quote that I jokingly said to my mom one day, years ago. However, the more I think about it the more I realize I must have heard someone say this because it makes so much sense. When we meet people we see them first, its unavoidable (although this is less and less true with technology). This isn't bad unless we let our first impressions get the better of us. Not all bad first impressions are really from bad people and likewise not all good first impressions are from those who are good. In reality, we do not and cannot FULLY "see" someone until we look inside and get to know them. Taking time to understand what makes them tick and why they feel the way they do. 

Do you know someone who you count among your friends and realized you didn't like them at first? Well, once you got to know them your opinion most likely changed. We also probably know people who we liked at first but after getting to know them we realized they weren't all that great! The same for us too, we ALL want to be understood, respected and liked. We wont always be liked BUT if we really get to know someone before passing judgement on them then we can definitely count on being respected and that respect will give us the opportunity to be understood! 2 out of 3 isn't so bad and if you get the first 2 done then you just may end up being liked and liking others!

ACTION: Get to know ONE person today, before concluding your opinion of them.

KEYS TO SUCCESS: We must do this with an open mind and agreement that our original impression may have been incorrect. If we do it with a closed mind all we will do is find reasons our first impressions were true. Challenge yourself and pursue reality.

Have a great day and a better tomorrow!