We spend a lifetime giving people the wrong impression. For some, it’s not always intentioned for us give the wrong impression, but for others they simply don’t care. They’re tied into their own unconscious thinking and don’t stop to think about the impression or mark they leave on others.
We’re aware early on what our parents think about us giving the wrong impression, we’re taught what’s right. We learn about what impressions are and we’re told they count. It’s a fact that the way we act and present ourselves will always provide a lasting impression. First impressions count.
Although perceptions count and they will differ, they are based on current and past experiences and depending on where other people are in their minds, they will either see we’ve changed, or they’re stuck in the past and will only remember old character traits. As is often the case, people do change and clearly move on, it’s up to others to move on with them.
What you see with my writing, my blogs is how I always was underneath, but growing up with so many issues, I was too angry to care. I was always being judged for my outward behaviour instead of those near to me, looking to understand why. I needed help, not condemnation. Sadly, this is how many of us will continue to live, unconvinced they need to change.
If we’re already convinced we don’t need to change, it means there is very much a need for us to change and even if we think we’re okay, we can always do better. There is always room for improvement. Impressions do count.