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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Get Up, Dress Up and Show Up

When I was a kid, I was sick much of the time. I hated going to school (where I felt over-challenged), and never wanted to get up and get ready.

My mother had a whole bag of (sometimes dirty) tricks for dealing with this. The slyest was when she'd say, "Look, get up, get ready, and go today, and I'll let you stay home the next two days." Young (and groggy) as I was, I'd be brushing my teeth before I realized: it was Friday.

Moms. What're ya gonna do?

Anyway, since then (as I've written before) I've learned that people who are depressed tend to hide from the world, and the best way to "snap out of it" is, as someone said, to "get up, dress up and show up."

Put your game face on. Put on your top hat. Put your best foot forward.

Don't lose by forfeit. Sometimes the guy who shows up wins by default!

So get up, get outta bed. Dress for success. And be there.

You'll be happier.

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