APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING

An Excerpt from Upcoming Book “Choose to Prevail”


By Sandy Rodriguez


I own a pair of stilettos that actually feel like bunny slippers. The leather is supple and yields as I move. Of course, no one could possibly imagine how deliciously comfy they are, so when I wear them, nobody invites me on walks.


Everyone invites me on walks when I’m in my white sneakers, though. However, in those cases I’m forced to decline, because they actually feel like a torture device, and a particularly sinister one at that. I understand Meghan Markle and Gwyneth Paltrow have worn this brand of shoe. I have no idea why. The material might look soft, but is as rigid as a plaster cast and would possibly leave toes bruised, battered and bloody after a mile or so.


Appearances can be—and often are— deceiving. I explore this concept in my upcoming book, Choose to Prevail: Unexpected Insights to Help You Overcome Challenges.


Here is a brief excerpt:


“Many people appear to be conceited, self-absorbed, or distant, but they might simply be preoccupied, insecure, introverted, going through a tough time, shy, or originally from a culture that is not overly expressive of feelings. Many seem angry when they are actually scared or depressed. Many are outwardly polite but privately unfeeling or judgmental. Many are politically correct, but secret bigots. Many psychos have excellent manners.”


Whether you’re aware of it or not, you have probably encountered individuals like the ones described in the above paragraph. Read more about this in Choose to Prevail, to be released later this year, and follow my book journey at https://www.instagram.com/choosetoprevail/



Photo by Sandy Rodriguez

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