TAKE YOURSELF LESS SERIOUSLY AND RECOGNIZE THAT LAUGHTER BREEDS RESILIENCE.
Do You have too much doom and gloom in Your attitude?
You need to lighten up. No matter how serious your work is, that’s no reason to take yourself seriously.
Most of us think that we are more important than we really are. On the day I die, one of my good pastor friends will give me a wonderful eulogy and tell funny stories about me, but twenty minutes later the most important thing he’ll have on his mind will be trying to find the potato salad at my reception.
You need to have a sense of humor about these things—especially if you work with people.
: “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lordwill be a light to me.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” George Herman “- Babe” Ruth
“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Denis Waitley
Daily Storytelling Time
Law of the Garbage Truck
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving along when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really friendly.
So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’ This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’
He explained that 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 sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, resentments, anger, and frustration; so..