I hate to burst a bubble…but how you dress is just as important as how you think. To take it one-step further how you dress shows how you think.

Good grooming seems to have gone out of style. I don’t like to mention these things but men unshaven, rings all over the face and body, bodies used as a canvas, jeans down to the knees portrays how they think about themselves. Looking at someone’s appearance, we immediately draw a conclusion as to what type of person this is.

To test the theory, go down to the jail one evening in a large city, and watch the people the police have arrested and are bringing to jail. You will find they are unshaven, rings all over the face and body, jeans down to the knees, and their bodies look like a canvas.  What conclusion do you draw from their appearance? How do they feel about themselves?

Our minds manifest how we dress, walk, talk and feel about others and ourselves. Ninety-nine percent of the time, it determines whether we are a success or a failure. I guess that means we should never leave home without making sure we look the best we can look, well groomed and clean. When you look your best, you feel the best.

How your mind is inside manifests itself outside into our actions and appearance. You will be judged on how you look, it isn’t fair, but then again life isn’t fair, we weren’t promised it would be. However, it is our responsibility to put our best foot forward and do the best with what we have.


About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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6 Responses to BURSTING A BUBBLE

  1. Appearances do matter and how we present ourselves is the wrapping on our gift to the world. The wrappings should not supercede the gift but accentuate it. If I’m out to give good gifts, I should present myself equally well.

  2. Thanks for commenting lustus.

  3. Thanks Gary for commenting. I agree.

  4. Gary says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Susan. Hard as we might, we can’t help but be influenced by the image. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a favorable first impression of a stranger, only to have it take a 360 when I saw a cigarette hanging from their mouth.

    • lustus says:

      Gary, that reminds me of a boss I had who would say, “Putting on a gi’me cap [promotional hat] caused a fellow to loose fifteen IQ points.”

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