The person in the mirror is the one that
needs our attention the most. However, we are more occupied in
trying to find out faults and shortcomings in others. We may
well give up this practice and turn to ourselves. Improving
ourselves and becoming good human beings should be our target
just as we have other targets in life.
A very effective way of meeting this
objective is self-accountability. No one else can set us right
unless we have the urge to do so. Mere urge too is not enough
unless we are willing to make an effort. Perhaps the best way
to self-accountability is to evaluate our day when we go to
bed every night. We must make a strong commitment to not
repeat mistakes committed during the day.
Another very potent way to achieve this
target is to read the biographies of people who were
outstanding in character and conduct. This can have a
tremendous affect on us. It can spur us to action and make us
achieve the seemingly unachievable. These are a special and
rare breed of people who have the ability to move minds and
stir souls. They have written with their blood tales of
selflessness, courage, humility and honesty.
Still another way to achieve this target is
to try to find living examples of such morally upright people
around us. With a little effort this can be done. Spending
time in their company and learning from them in an
imperceptible way will provide us a great source of improving
So let us concentrate on the person in the
mirror and stop staring at others. Let their mirrors be
sufficient for them!