Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Far Upper Right Corner
Far Upper Right Corner

Some people are gifted. Mentally, physically, spiritually, financially.

Where do you place yourself in this mix?  Honestly, on a good day, I’d give myself an average at best, and quite possibly a below average in some.

And yet, there s a popular saying that says, don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

And so it goes for all of us. We look inside ourselves for our motives, our values, our determination, and even for the ever elusive indomitable will. And we have varying degrees of success. But mostly, failure.

And a few years ago, while taking a “coffee break” by the proverbial water cooler, two colleagues were talking about the Atkins diet they were following. And so I asked antagonistically.

“Why doesn’t anyone ever ask me what I do for my diet?”  And their ignorant, but honest, reply was instantaneous.

“You don’t need to worry about it.”  To which I replied.

“I worry about it every single day, that’s why I don’t need to worry about it.”

Put up or shut up.  But please don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.