The Law of the Garbage Truck
One day, I hopped into a taxi and took off for the airport. We were
driving in the right lane when suddenly, a black car, jumped out of
a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed the
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
- I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, "Why did you do just
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, "Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around
collecting garbage and become 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. NEVER take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and
move on with the life." 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, so..... 'Love the people who treat you right.. Pray for the
ones who don't.'
A very rightly said quote: Life is 10% what you make and 90%
how you take