Sep 29, 2008
The person you project to be on the outside is
the person you truly are on the inside, whether
you are talking with a close friend or a total
stranger you just met. This is being your
authentic self. Being authentic is very empowering.
I'll share with you a poem by Dale Wimbrow
The Guy In The glass:
When you get what you want in your struggle for wealth,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn't your Father, or Mother, or Wife
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
is the guy staring back from the glass.
He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
if the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and "chiesel" a plum,
And think you're a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the guy in the glass.
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