You know the story of the wallflower who got to dance with the prettiest girl in his class, don’t you?
The class jock, who is also a handsome dude and has a cocky personality walks across the dance floor at the seventh grade dance and asks the prettiest girl in the class to dance. She turns him down. He walks back to the other side of the dance floor where his friends are hanging out, and angrily says, “The nerve of her!”
And then the class nerd walks across the dance floor. He’s five foot three, a good six inches shorter than the jock, and doesn’t seem to have much at all going for him. But the next thing you know he’s dancing with the prettiest girl in the class.
How’d that happen? Let’s ask the pretty girl. She says, “I know he’s short and kind of awkward, but I like him. He gave me eye contact. He asked me politely. He said something funny that made me smile. He was immediately friendly and considerate and wasn’t trying to impress me.”
That really happened … to me … when I was in the seventh grade. What was the secret of my success. It was my sincerity. Yep, that was what it was. Now I ask you, what does that have to do with you? Think it through. What do you want? Are you sincere about it?