This post tells the story of “The Law Of The Garbage Truck and Your Money”
Before I tell you this story, let me tell you the “why” of this story. People are in a frenzy all over the internet. I backed off for a few days to try and let things settle a bit. I do appreciate all of you who reach out to me for help. But, please kindly refrain yourself from reaching out if you are negative and mean spirited. I Love Love teaching, coaching and helping others, but it must be positive and focusing on the growth of your business and Not The destruction of others.
And now, for the rest of the story.
“The Law Of The Garbage Truck and Your Money”
I hopped into a taxi and we took off what seemed like the speed of light headed for Grand Central Station.
We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden a black shinning car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brake, skidded, and missed the other car’s back end by just mere inches!
The driver of the other car, the one who almost caused the accident, whipped his head around and started signaling us with his hands while yelling bad, bad words at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy saying, “God Bless you.”
“Why did you do that? That guy almost ruined your car and it would have been a serious accident.”
This is where I learned, “The Law of the Garbage Truck”.
Many people are like garbage trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you.
When someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally. You just smile, wave, wish them well and move on. You, your mind, your heart, your body all will be happy you did.
- So let me ask you, how often do you let Garbage Trucks run right over you?
- How often do you take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, on the streets?
Make today the day that you stop.
- Start seeing Garbage trucks!
- See the load they’re carrying.
See them coming to drop off the load of garbage.
And like my taxi driver, don’t make it a personal thing.
Just smile, wave, and wish them well, and move on.
Good leaders know they have to be ready and be fully present.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let Garbage Trucks take over their day.
What would happen in your life today if you let more garbage trucks pass you by?