You might not think it but when your parents told you to “sit up straight” and “quit slouching,” they were doing you a much bigger favor than you imagined. The reason for this is that we form opinions about people in the first three seconds of meeting them. Although not usually part of a conscious process, the awareness of a person’s posture, and general overall carriage is a strong factor in our first opinions. A person with an upright and erect posture is presenting themselves as someone who has a strong sense of personal worth and confidence.

For more on this check out the short video below:

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About Rick Upchurch

Married in 1976, with three grown children. Have served as Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 18 years and still hold ordination credentials in the Church of the Nazarene. Led and taught in Adult Degree Completion programs in Christian Higher Education since 1998. Published four books available on Amazon: Discipleship with James, Guidebook for Curriculum Development and Assessment, Spiritual Warfare, and The Principles of Life.

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