The Garbage Law

Posted: Augustus 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

garbage 1How 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?

However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly one can get back their focus on what’s important.

David J. Pollay explains his story in this way ….

garbage 2Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab.

Here’s what hsppened. 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, 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 he started yelling bad words 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 what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.”

garbage 3Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, 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 wish them well, and move on. You’ll be happy you did.

I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me? And how often do I take their carbage and spread it to other people: at work, at home, on the streets? It was that day I’m not going to do it anymore.

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. Love the people who treat you right.

Forget about the ones who don’t.

Believe that everything happens for a reason.

garbage 5Never let the garbage truck run over you …..

Kommentaar
  1. Dawn sê:

    Thanks for posting this great story! My name is Dawn, and I work with David J. Pollay, the author of The Law of the Garbage Truck™ – Beware of Garbage Trucks™! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you can read the original story on David’s blog davidjpollay.typepad.com. I know he’d love to have you stop by!

    Also check out the video of people in New York City taking the No Garbage Trucks!™ Pledge: bewareofgarbagetrucks.com. It’s pretty cool.

    Thanks again!

    Dawn

    dawn@themomentumproject.com

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