Sunday, June 08, 2014

Dressing well: What are the benefits?

 Why do people look good? Why do people spend huge amount of money to purchase nice clothes? Why do people desire to look their best? I never knew the true answers to these questions until I had the opportunity to look my best. Modest dressing is a powerful tool that can be used to one’s favour. Some weeks ago, a young lady bought some new collections of clothes for me. When I unwrapped those clothes which was wonderfully packaged then I realized how much she had spent on buying those clothes. Why did she decide to spend such amount of money on me? I asked myself.

A couple of days later, I decided to wear those clothes. Those clothes, if the truth be said, are quite expensive. They were perfectly fitted on me. As I stepped out of my environs, it commanded a new look on me. An aura of significant and relevance radiated from me as I count my steps! Little wonder do people always say ‘Always look your best’ One of those quotes that changed my life was ‘You do not always have a second chance to correct your first wrong impression’ First impression matters a lot. Briefly I will be sharing with you the benefits of looking good from my bit of experience and understanding.

It commands respect:
Most people care less about how they look. Most people do not place high value on themselves. When we look good it sends a signal across every living soul that sees you. When you dress ‘tight’ people hold you on high regards. The way a man on shabby dresses would be treated will never be the same way a man on suit will be treated. On one of those occasions when I looked my best, I recalled vividly entering a cyber room to surf the internet. As I walked in majestically, people looked intently at me. I could sense their mind saying ‘Men! This guy looks good’. Immediately, a young man quickly asked me ‘Do you want to browse?’ at that very moment so many thoughts surged through my mind. ‘Why did this young man treat me this way even when I never asked him to’? He quickly stood up so I could sit down. That incidence was an eye-opener for me. So when you look good people have no other choice than to look at you twice and respect you because you first respected yourself by placing high value on your image.

It  draws attention to you :
I believe ladies understand this concept very well. If a lady wants to draw attraction to her self what she simply does is to make sure she dresses attractively. Many ladies can go as far as exposing  erogenous parts of their body just to make all eyes fixed on her. Like they say ‘Men are moved by want they see’. But the essence of this article is not to promote indecent dressing. You do not have to dress almost naked for you to look good. Modest or corporate dressing is a powerful tool that can be used to draw the attention of people to you. But this should not be the sole reason for you to always look good.

Public speakers also use this tool to win the hearts of their audience. As a public speaker you must make sure you always look your best in order to convince your audience very easily. Bankers look their best so they could win customers to their bank. Salesmen and marketers also look their best so people could easily hear them out when they try to sell their product. Looking good is a great strategy one could use to call the attention of others if one has something of value to offer to them. In return, it connects them
Good looking connects you.
It brings you favour  :
Why do many books on interviews always stress on looking good? I once read a particular book when I needed a job some two years back. In the book ‘Getting your dream job’ the author advises that when  looking for a job you should endeavor to dress like a person who has already gotten the job. What he was trying to say is this: If you are looking for a job at a bank, then you have to dress like a banker. Good looking brings favour to you where ever you go. 
Joseph, one of the finest King ever chronicled in Egypt, before he assumed king, he had the gift for interpreting dreams. He had helped many people interpret dreams that came true. He once interpreted a dream for an in-mate in the prison where he was confined. He told the man that his dreams was going to make him prosperous, that the king was going release him and promote him to a high position at the palace. But he beseeched the man for one favour-that the man should not forget him after he has attained such heights at the palace. After two years, this same man forgot every thing about Joseph and never mentioned his name at all to King Pharaoh as they initially agreed. 
To cut the long story short, there came a time when the incumbent king (Pharoah) needed a person who could interpret his dreams since all his wise men with magic could not. It was then that this man remembered Joseph. Joseph was summoned to the palace. But Joseph understood the benefits of looking good. The holy book noted "he quickly took his bath, shaved and changed in another rainment"  before meeting with the King. If you are to meet with an important person always look your best and that one act will make him favour you.

It gives you a glimpse of your potentials:
Can you recall how you felt one of those days when you wore a very expensive and good looking dress? Do you feel the aura that welled up inside of you? I could remember my first attemp wearing a suit. I felt like flying away!. I felt very significant! I felt like a son to Barrack Obama. You see friends, when you look good, you look very important. You begin to imagine how you would look when you had all the money, when you had your car, and that dream Job. Good looking projects us into the future. It gives you a glimpse of your potential of becoming successful in life.

Some one once told me. ‘I don’t have enough money to buy dresses’ but let me tell you the bitter truth. You do not need to have all the money in the world to look good. There are places where you could get well fitted and adornable clothes for almost nothing. Always make sure the few clothes you have are well maintained. My friend Victor Obagidi taught me how to look good. He always makes sure his clothes are well ironed. He will never step out with his clothes not ironed. So  henceforth, learn to place some value on your self image. You are very important but always remember ‘You will be addressed just the way you dress’.