You probably already know that appearances can be deceiving but the problem is that most people still believe what they see. As the famous Stephen Colbert says; “what people believe becomes reality.”
Think about every time you see someone with a nice watch, pair of glasses, or even shoes. Your first reaction is usually to think that they are well off. Taking this one step further, you are naturally curious to find out more about them and how you can be successful just like them.
We all do this and there is nothing wrong with it, but my point is that if people don’t see you as successful then you are less likely to succeed yourself. This doesn’t mean you have to be successful first, but instead you need to fake it till you make it. Whether you need to start wearing fancy watches, clothes, shoes, or just hang out with a different group of people, you need to create the perception of being successful.
If you don’t believe that appearances are everything go out there and change your appearance. This could be a different hair cut, wearing nice clothes, or just hanging out with the “inÂ” crowd. Try it out for a month or so and I can guarantee you that more people will look up to you and want to be just like you.
Do you believe that someone’s appearance can lead them to success?