Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Law of the Garbage Truck

This is just one of those self-help kinda stuff but when i read it i really felt it helped me alot hence i'm putting this up for you guys to read... thanks sof for all the encouragement :) xoxo

LAW OF THE GARBAGE TRUCK - Let the garbage go by…

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 Cit y taxi cab. Here's what happened.

I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when all of a sudden, and I mean without warning, 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.

Here's what happened next. 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. How do I know? Ask any New Yorker, some words in New York come with a special face.

Now, here's what blew me away. 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 what I now call, " 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 guarantee it.

So this was it: The "Law of the Garbage Truck." I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right 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 that day I said, "I'm not going to do it anymore."

Well now "I see Garbage Trucks." 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.

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. I guarantee it

Sunday, October 07, 2007

wow it has been awfully long since i have even written something here, due to the "lack of time" which i have been having in the past few months... okay okay... maybe not. Just rather caught up with other things in life.

A few things have changed since i have last written. First of all i have actually scored myself a job about 2.5 months ago. I wouldn't say that it would be the most perfect place to start but i believe that fate has brought me to this one for a reason. The name of the company isn't THAT well known.. for starters. But perhaps if you looked at the 2 company names alone by itself it has been deemed to be rather established. Over the past 2.5 months here i would say that i have had to learn alot of things faster than usual. The pace of work is much faster than you would find in other industries hance there's always a sense of urgency you would feel quite often during the offical "9am to 6pm" and you can really feel the term which we often use "time is money". As this company is rather new, the amount of business that is coming in is much more than the amount of staff avalible can take, hence the turn over rate is very high, everyweek there would be someone leaving. I upsets me quite abit as it makes me think twice on whether i should stay or go, but i believe that staying would definately benefit me more than leaving. It is true that i do feel like we're working mice with huge workload laid upon us everyday but i do believe that it one benefit me in the long run through the experience gained. So i tell myself to suck it up and bear with the so called torture. well in the next few months i am just hoping things will turn better and get use to things around me. i def have improved alot from day 1 and will not stop till i perfect my job. i'm all ready to put in whatever it takes. so wish me luck!

Last month was my birthday month,and somehow it didn't feel as exicting as it was for the past 23 years of my life. Turning 24 was more of a dread, but i was glad that i had the people whom i loved the most around me. It was just a small gathering nothing big as i didn't really want a hugh ass thing like i used to. So dinner was great and clubbing after well i got kinda tipsy that night. Def not drunk but just high with the amount of alcohol being fed for the night. i would say that i was rather proud of the amount i was able to drink considering i am not a heavy drinker most of the time. Even though many know that i haven't been very happy with life in general but i can say that, that night really put a smile on my face with all the company. :) THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY NIGHT SO WONDERFUL!

Well that's about all the major things happening in my life at present moment more to come in the next few months :)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

sometimes we have to stop and smell the flowers... cherish life... before we find out it's too late...

i'm praying little miracles in life would happen more often so that it can put a smile on others and giving more hope to those who are losing it.