Don’t judge a book by its cover

You meet a new person. Potential employee/shareholder/partner.

Black, white, indian, overweight, underweight, ugly, beautiful, smiley, frowny, badly dressed, whatever.

Your first impression has a direct line to your brain, and you automatically form a judgement.

Overweight? Must be lazy.

Frowny? Must be unfriendly.

Badly dressed? Must be sloppy.

And so you discount that person before before he/she has had a chance to open up.

And you potentially miss a star.

Rather don’t.

Ignore that first message to your brain.

Keep an open mind, enjoy meeting a new person.

Who knows, maybe it’s a diamond covered in coal.

If you don’t scratch the coal you’ll never find the diamond.

If you don’t keep an open mind you’ll never scratch the coal.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.