The Mirror Doesn’t Lie

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

In my house I have a full sized mirror right next to my door so when I leave the house every day I can look at myself and see what it is that I look like before I head out into the world.  It is this quick assessment that lets me know that I am portraying a positive or a negative self-image when I head out into public and ready to take on anything that comes my way.

So I ask you the following: When you look into a mirror, are you happy with what you see?  If you are not happy with what you see, then how can you expect others to be happy with what they see?  The mirror doesn’t lie, it brutally and honestly tells the truth in so many ways.

By looking into a mirror you can get a direct reflection of the physical appearance aspect of your portrayed image from the way you look, the way you carry yourself, to the way you communicate, all the way down to the way that you walk and talk.

How often have you stood in front of a mirror and practiced a speech or just posing in various ways to see what message your body language is saying to those that are looking at you.  I highly suggest using the mirror as a tool to get an assessment of you and how you are perceived to the world looking at you.

The mirror doesn’t lie! By getting this truthful assessment of you could mean the difference between mediocrity and higher levels of success.

This was taken from my book Push Start.  If you enjoyed reading this then you will enjoy reading the rest of my book Push Start or any of my other books about life and leadership.  You can discover all of my books at

About Terry Thompson

I am a motivational speaker, author, mentor, and leadership expert with 22 years knowledge and experience leading others to personal and professional success. My goal is to provide you with the tips, tools, techniques, and resources that will guide you on the right path to achieving your life goals.

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