Why is it that when a person is dressed in a suit and looks like a successful professional, people address them as Sir or Madam and treat that same person differently when they go out dressed in jeans and a t-shirt?
How Do You Wished to Be Seen?
The answer is really rather simple. If you look like a professional, and you act in a professional manner, people in general will treat you accordingly. How people “see” you will dictate how people treat you. The question you have to ask yourself is, “How do I want people to see me?”
Thomas Jefferson’s Ten Commandments
- Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
- Never spend your money before you have earned it.
- Never buy what you do not want because its cheap.
- Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
- We seldom repent of having eaten too little.
- Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
- How much pain evils have cost us that have never happened.
- Take things always by their smooth handle.
- When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to a hundred.
Where Would You Be Today?
Somerset Maugham, the English writer, once wrote a story about a janitor at St. Peter’s Church in London.
One day, a young vicar discovered, that the janitor was illiterate and fired him. Jobless, the man invested his meager savings in a tiny tobacco shop, where he prospered.
So, he bought another shop, and expanded until he ended up with a chain of tobacco stores and a personal worth of several hundred thousand dollars.
One day the man’s banker said, “You’ve done well for an illiterate, but where would you be if you could read and write?”
Well, replied the man, “I’d be janitor of St. Peter’s Church in Neville Square.