You can't hide from the mirror. It will always reflect your image right back to you. It won't lie or deceive you. You will always see you when you look in the mirror. What's interesting about any mirror is that no matter where you are, what you’re doing, or who you’re with, when you look in that mirror it's still you looking right back. So whatever excuse you may give as to why your life, business, academics, health, etc. is not doing better (and boy, can we come up with some good ones!), generally it will not pass the mustard test because no matter where that mirror is, it is still going to reflect you. You will always be the reason why things may not be working as well for you as you'd like. You are the common denominator of your issues, whether good, bad or indifferent. Any mirror will always remind you of that.