Isn’t it interesting how your reticular activating system can really kick in on certain things.
- Maybe you are looking at buying a car, and you start to see the type of car you are thinking about purchasing everywhere.
- Maybe you are about to get married and all of a sudden it seems like everyone around you is getting married.
- Maybe you hear an amazing piece of advice and it keeps showing up everywhere you look.
I found myself in just that situation recently and I wanted to share this advice that kept popping up in my world with each of you.
LOOK IN THE MIRROR!
There are many reasons to look in the mirror and the first reason came from my mother. If your home life was anything like mine, each morning you were reminded to look in the mirror before you left the house. Of course in my home the reminding sounded a little more like, “did you even look at yourself in the mirror?”
Yes, it matters how we present ourselves.
The second reason to look into a mirror is to beat the best competitor you will ever face (in anything) and that is yourself! Have you noticed how gyms have mirrors everywhere? It is not to make the location look bigger. It is to have you watching your competition, yourself. Personal trainers will tell you again and again that the only competitor that can truly beat you is staring back at you in that mirror!
If you want to be your best, beat the person staring back at you.
The third reason I share with you today is one that Gary Keller reminded many recently and that is “if you want to find someone to blame, just look in the mirror.” This is usually the last place we want to look even though it should be the first.
Before you blame others, figure out where something went wrong and what you can learn from the experience.
Remember these 3 tips each time you pass a mirror…
1) Dress to impress!
2) Your biggest competition is right in front of you.
3) If you want to blame someone, they are looking right back at you.
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Chadalyst – Find a small mirror to place on your desk, hang on the wall near your office phone, or put near the door you use the most when you leave your home. Remember the 3 reasons for a mirror each time you look back at yourself.