Beware of Garbage Trucks

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    Beware of Garbage Trucks
    By David J Pollay

    How often do you let other people's nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss or an insensitive employee ruin your day?
    Unless you are the terminator, for an instant you're probably set back on your heels, however the mark of a successful person is how quickly he/she can get back her focus on what's important.

    Sixteen years ago I learnt this lesson, I learned it in the back of a <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">New York city</st1:City></st1:place> cab...Here's what happened.

    I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the grand central station, We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden ,a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
    My taxi driver slammed on the breaks, skidded, and missed the other car's back end by just inches!

    The driver of the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident whipped his head around and he started yelling bad words at us.
    My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was so friendly, So I said' Why did you do just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!!

    And this was when my driver told me what I now call. 'The Law of the Garbage Truck"

    Many people are like garbage trucks, They run around full of garbage, full of frustrations, 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 will 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'll be happy you did.

    So this was it The Law Of The Garbage Truck. I started thinking how often do i let garbage trucks run over me? And how often do i take their garbage and spread it to other people; at work, at home, on the streets. It was the day I said 'I am not going to do it anymore. 'I began to see garbage trucks. I see the load they're carrying. I see them drop it off. And like my taxi driver, I don't make it a personal thing; I just smile, wave wish them well, and I move on.

    One of my favorite football players of all time, Walter Payton, did this every day on the football field. He would jump as quickly as he hit the ground after being tackled. He never dwelled on a hit. Payton was ready to make the next play his best.

    Good Leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting, Good parents know that they will have to welcome their children home from school with a hug and kisses.
    Teachers and parents know that they have to be fully present, and at their best for the people they care about.

    The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. What about you? What would happen in your life, starting today, if you let more garbage trucks pass you by?

    Here's my bet .You'll be happier.
    So, Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, Take it. If it changes your life, LET IT! Nobody said it would be easy...They just promised it would be worth it!

    got this as a forward

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