Saturday, September 23, 2006

But deep down, he's a really good guy...

He might be a jerk…
He might be a lazy, unmotivated cheater…
He might instigate fights with all the people from accounting…
He might screw around and get into trouble a lot…

…but deep down, he’s a really good guy.


Let me tell you something: deep down doesn’t matter.

People only give you credit for that which they SEE you do consistently.

Think about it: if someone says, “Yeah, but deep down, he's a really good guy,” that probably means: "up front, he's a real asshole."

I once contributed to an article for the Wall Street Journal. According to their research, someone you’ve just met will form a first impression about you in two seconds.


Which means:

Deep down, even if you are a "really good guy," most of the people you encounter are never going to have enough time to figure that out.

So, you have a choice:

1. Maintain unity and congruency in your personality at all levels
2. Or deep down, just be a really good guy

Face it: it's just not cool to be an asshole.

Do you know someone who, deep down, is a really good guy?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag

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