Glimpse is when we see others by appearances, projections and first impressions rather than seeing the person behind the first glance. We all have entered a room and glanced around. When asked what we saw, many of us did not see the details, but we simply caught a glimpse of the room. We do the same with people.
projections and first impressions
rather than seeing the person
behind the first glance.
A car salesperson told the following true story. He said a farmer came in with bib overalls. He wanted to purchase a car. At first glimpse, judging by the way he was dressed, the salesperson took him to the used car section, figuring he could not afford much. The farmer said, â€śI would like to have something a little better than these.â€ť So the salesperson took him to another part of the car lot, showed him some new cars, but the cheaper versions. Again, the farmer said he would like to see something nicer, so the salesperson thought, â€śIâ€™ll show him what he canâ€™t afford.â€ť He showed him one of the most expensive cars in the dealership. The farmer said, â€śIâ€™ll take this one.â€ť The salesperson thought, â€śWait until he hears how much this car costs.â€ť When he told the farmer, the response was, â€śFine. Iâ€™ll take that one.â€ť Then the farmer pulled out a jar filled with paper bills, and paid cash for the car! The salesperson acted on a glimpse.
In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleÂ®, Stephen R. Covey wrote, â€śBe slow to judge and react to information, people and situations that arise. Take the time to evaluate, research, and formulate actions based on truth rather than on emotion, the source of the information, public opinion, or the myriad of other influences that can distort and influence your perceptions.â€ť
Dr. William E. Austin is a licensed psychotherapist and holds a Doctor of Divinity degree. He is a therapist with Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services . He is well known for his warmth and sense of humor. His book, Creating Our Safe Place - Articles on Healthy Relationships, can be purchased through www.amazon.com.
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