When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the work makes you long for a say,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.
For it is a man's father, mother, or wife whose
Judgement upon him must pass;
The fellow whose verdict counts most in his life
Is the man staring back from the glass.
He's the fellow to please, never mind the rest,
For he is with you clear to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the
Man in the glass.
Dale Winbrow who penned this in 1934.
Mike Mickels is President of CochranMickels Retirement Specialists and an avid sporting clay competitor. CochranMickels Retirement Specialists provides personalized planning and investment services to individuals approaching and in retirement. They also provide retirement and benefits training to Federal employees. Securities offered through Registered Representatives of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor. CochranMickels and Cambridge are not affiliated.