Saturday, March 15, 2008

BEWARE OF GARBAGE TRUCKS

I read this meaningful article when I check my email today. I think it is worth to share :)


This is indeed beautiful though very long.
Please read to the end and you will be glad you did.

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're the Terminator, for an instant you're probably set back on your Heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly She can get back her focus on what's important.
Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson.
I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab
I hopped in a taxi, and took off for 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 his brakes, 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 started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was friendly.
So, I said, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"
And this is when my taxi driver told me - It is “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'll be happy you did.
I started thinking, how often I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often I take their garbage and spread it to other people:
At work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I said, "I'm not going to do it anymore."
I began to see garbage trucks.
Like in the movie "The Sixth Sense," the little boy said, "I see Dead People."
I see the load they're carrying. I see them coming to 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 up 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 have to welcome their children home from school with hugs and kisses.
Leaders 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.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so..
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones 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!


4 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiasm and comments!

I work with David J. Pollay, the author of Beware of Garbage Trucks!™ - The Law of the Garbage Truck™. We are excited about the overwhelming response in the online community to David’s The Law of the Garbage Truck™. David has been sharing The Law of the Garbage Truck™ for more than 16 years.

I want to share the good news that The No Garbage Trucks!™ Revolution has an online home at www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. I personally invite you to visit the site; you can watch a video of people taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge with David on the streets of New York City, sign up for our newsletter, comment on our blog, and learn more about David J. Pollay’s larger body of writing.

We would also love to hear your story! We are now collecting stories from people all over the world about how their lives have changed since they began following The Law of the Garbage Truck™, and after they took The No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge. Some of the stories will be included in David’s upcoming book, The Law of the Garbage Truck™ (summer release), and his television program, The Happiness Answer™. Please send your story to chris@bewareofgarbagetrucks.com.

Thanks again for following The Law of the Garbage Truck™!

Chris

www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com
www.themomentumproject.com

Chris said...

Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiasm and comments!

I work with David J. Pollay, the author of Beware of Garbage Trucks!™ - The Law of the Garbage Truck™. We are excited about the overwhelming response in the online community to David’s The Law of the Garbage Truck™. David has been sharing The Law of the Garbage Truck™ for more than 16 years.

I want to share the good news that The No Garbage Trucks!™ Revolution has an online home at www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. I personally invite you to visit the site; you can watch a video of people taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge with David on the streets of New York City, sign up for our newsletter, comment on our blog, and learn more about David J. Pollay’s larger body of writing.

We would also love to hear your story! We are now collecting stories from people all over the world about how their lives have changed since they began following The Law of the Garbage Truck™, and after they took The No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge. Some of the stories will be included in David’s upcoming book, The Law of the Garbage Truck™ (summer release), and his television program, The Happiness Answer™. Please send your story to chris@bewareofgarbagetrucks.com.

Thanks again for following The Law of the Garbage Truck™!

Chris

www.bewareofgarbagetrucks.com
www.themomentumproject.com

Dina said...

Yep, I agree it is not easy to love when there are so many frustrating things around you.

SuhChing said...

Christ : Thanks for inviting me to the site, I will dropping by and try to share my story with my poor English :)

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