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I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react
2. Sachin – How many people remember when he was out on duck. People nly remember how many centuries he made. W hen he is out without scoring, he talked to himself in a positive way. He kept the bat in his hands. He respected the competition & loved where he played. He supported his boss and teammates. He kept himself in the ballgame mentally so he was always in a position to do what he did b est. 3. Point: Attitude control. The power of affi rmations. ****************
4. the blind man and the advertising story
An old blind man was sitting on a busy street corner in the rush-hour begging for money. On a cardboard sign, next to an empty tin cup, he had written: 'Blind - Please help'. No-one was giving him any money. A young advertising writer walked past and saw the blind man with his sign and empty cup, and also saw the many people passing by completely unmoved, let alone stopping to give money. The advertising writer took a thick marker-pen from her pocket, turned the cardboard sheet back-to-front, and rewrote the sign, then went on her way. Immediately, people began putting money into the tin cup. After a while, when the cup was overflowing, the blind man asked a stranger to tell him what the sign now said. "It says," said the stranger, " 'It's a beautiful day. You can see it. I cannot.' " ****************
5. Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential. The first salesman reported back, "There is no potential here - nobody wears shoes." The second salesman reported back, "There is massive potential here - nobody wears shoes."
which typically involved the owner talking about lots of positive aspects of business and work. Most folk assumed it was because they ran a successful business. and in the other people's work and businesses the great feeling when you finish a job and do it to the best of your capabilities . or even that they personally were miserable or stressed. and customers loved to visit the store. the current owner and previous generations of owners were extremely positive happy people. the Business Is Great! badge always tended to start a conversation.This simple short story provides one of the best examples of how a single situation may be viewed in two quite different ways . Anyhow. seeing the good side) A landscape gardener ran a business that had been in the family for two or three generations.anything from bedding plants to ride-on mowers. for example: the pleasure of meeting and talking with different people every day the reward that comes from helping staff take on new challenges and experiences the fun and laughter in a relaxed and healthy work environment the fascination in the work itself. although it went through tough times like any other. "What's so great about business?" Sometimes people would also comment that their own business was miserable. saying Business Is Great! The business was indeed generally great. In fact it was the other way around. and the badge saying Business Is Great! Everyone who saw the badge for the first time invariably asked. A tradition in the business was that the owner always wore a big lapel badge. For as long as anyone could remember. or to have the staff work on their gardens or make deliveries . attitude. What never changed however was the owner's attitude.negatively or positively **************** the gardener's badge story (positive thinking. The staff were happy...
if asked about the badge in a quiet moment. on which point. and had even failed at being a petty thief! But in 1949 things began to turn around." During his days as an automobile salesman.even without looking to do so and the thought that everyone in business is blessed . Joe had been thrown out of high school. Coming from hard and humble beginnings. sold more cars and trucks than any other salesperson. fired from over 40 jobs. . he sold more cars than most dealers sell in total. And no matter how miserable a person was. He met a man who "took him under his wings" teaching Joe how to be a building contractor. "The World's Greatest Salesman. Poor Joe. And so the list went on. and all of them retail. they'd usually end up feeling a lot happier after just a couple of minutes listening to all this infectious enthusiasm and positivity. where we have no real worries. Individual septic tanks had to be installed which meant the homes became greatly de-valued. as an individual. the business owner would confide: "The badge came first. Joe became pretty successful and in 1961 he contracted to build a number of private homes. the new things you learn every day . The great business followed. he went on the man's word instead of checking things out and finally found out this just wasn't true. in a civilized well-fed country." **************** Desire-By Dave Cole Do You Know Joe Girard? The Guinness Book of World Records has proclaimed Joe Girard. In fact. Unfortunately he had accepted the word of a real estate speculator that said the area was to have a sewer system installed. but to one extent or another it's probably a self-fulfilling prophecy.because there are many millions of people who would swap their own situation to have the same opportunities of doing a productive meaningful job. It is impossible to quantify or measure attitude like this. Joe for 12 straight years.
the manager finally gave in and gave Joe a small desk at the back of the showroom. no savings. It was Christmas and Joe Girard had no job. then or now. I am not saying that that's all there is to it.. When Joe's first customer walked in that day." . you will have most of what you need to be a successful salesman.. And that want was enough to drive me to say and do enough of the right things to sell that customer a car. Recalling that first sale. and know what you want. and found himself in debt to the tune of $60. That was all I knew. Joe Girard found himself at the absolute bottom of the barrel.. "There's no way this guy is getting out of here without buying a car from me. Then the final blow came. I mean that. My want.000." "If you want. After pleading and begging the manager of a car dealership to hire him. and telling what made him the Greatest Salesman In The World.. Joe thought to himself. And the more you want. Nobody can be a successful salesman without wanting. just before closing time. Joe says this: "Want.As a result. On that day. But Joe had found his calling and it wasn't very long before he was hired at another dealership where he worked until the day he retired in 1978. the more you drive yourself to do what it takes to sell.. June Girard tearfully told her husband there was no food in the house and the kids were begging for something to eat." Joe Girard remembered his hungry kids at home. It was either see his kids starve or go out and find something.. Wanting something very much. then looked at his customer and saw... but that is most of it..a bag of groceries! Within a month he became so successful at selling cars that the manager fired him! He was too aggressive and the other salesmen were upset. Joe lost his business. On a cold day in January.
when you come close enough to him. -Eat only the crumbs at a safe distance and wait for him to replace them. on a Sunday morning. You have nothing to loose. he will grab you.m."Once I saw that first customer as a bag of groceries to bring home to my family. have some. Somebody is placing breadcrumbs on the floor to attract you. you can feel his intentions. But George Dantzig. continues." You and I might not ever become the world's greatest in what we do. Since George was late for class.” According to my personal experiences with birds and with real customers. while you eat some good food. -If you are really desperate. Thinking and talking to you from his heart as if you could sense or understand: “Come. arriving 20 minutes late for Prof. Neyman’s class. that he overslept one morning.. So late. George studied very hard and often late into the night. ************ Here’s a story about George Dantzig – the famed mathematician who’s contributions to Operations Research and systems engineering have made him immortal. and ends with 1 simple word: DESIRE ************ Visualize this: You are a pigeon and you are hungry. He quickly copied the two mathsproblems out of four on the board. assuming they were the homework assignment. I love you and just want to touch your feathers. -Eat only the crumbs at a safe distance and then fly away. It took him several days to work through the two problems. whether he knew it or not. but two problems that had stumped mathematicians for thousands of years. but finally he had a breakthrough and dropped the homework on Neyman’s desk the next day. Why should I harm you? Come to me please. you would take a big risk and come closer to him… On the other hand. Six weeks later. he was sold. he hadn’t heard the professor announce that the two unsolvableequations on the board were mathematical mind-teasers that even Einstein hadn’t been able to answer. Even as a bird. What would you do? I guess you would have these options: -Fly away and look for other sources of food. It all starts. But apparently. As a college student. -Wait for his patience to run out and throw all the crumbs at you. . consider this scenario: He extends a handful of crumbs at you and waits for you to come closer to him. this approach always works better than the first one!. working without any thoughts of limitation. had solved not one. George was awakened at 6 a. but we can become the best we can possibly be at it. by his excited professor.
The carpenter said yes. He would miss the paycheck. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. . not whether or not you can. but he needed to retire. We never know what will happen tomorrow!!!! Be good to others."Life is a do-it-yourself project. It was an unfortunate way to end his career. It is the only life you will ever build. Now he had to live in the home he had built none to well. whatever we do we should use our full efforts to that . They could get by.. Think of yourself as the carpenter . Build wisely. All you must do is figure out how you can do it. What a shock! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house .. And once you have made your mind up to do it.--------. The plaque on the wall says. reacting rather than acting. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. -----------." Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today. ..Simply put. "This is your house" he said . that day deserves to be lived graciously and with dignity.... Each day you hammer a nail. ********* THE CARPENTER'S HOUSE An elderly Carpenter was ready to retire. George solved the problems because he didn’t know he couldn’t. the contractor handed the front door key to the carpenter. he would have done it all so differently.. Think about you house ..--------. When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house. It has been accepted by you as the best you can do at this moment. Then with a shock we look at a situation we have created and find that now we are living in the house we have built. Even if you live it for only one day more.---Author Unknown ************ ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* ********* So friends. you’re capable of doing that by choosing different thoughts. willing to put up less than the best.--------. Any time you’re ready to go beyond the limitations currently in your life. God will be good to you!!! ********* STORY -1 . If we had realized we would have done it differently. At important points we do not give the job our best effort. He told his employer contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. So it is with us. but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. We build our lives in a distracted way. You are not limited to the life you now live... place a board... "my gift to you". it’s amazing how your mind begins to figure out how. or erect a wall...
He said. But it was you who did not want to save yourself. the mammal was like a thick wall. since God too loves those who work unceasingly and do not sit idle. asked God why He didn’t come to his rescue. MESSAGE The moral is that everybody ultimately experiences the world the way he/she thinks of it. others asked him to climb onto it to save himself. I will be saved by my God. STORY – 2 Four blind men once visited the king. Seeing this. One person’s manna dew is another man’s poison! The depth of our understanding totally depends on our way of thinking and experiences. could be just the ultimate for another. we do pray to God during those times. The blind man standing near the tail thought the elephant to resemble a rope. The person standing near the trunk thought it to be a snake. and everyone goes around ranting one’s own philosophy. He reached heaven and bursting with anger. People who blame their luck for their misfortune or spill it on God will forever remain where they are. God replied. People were atop their roofs for safety. her parents decided to make her a ballet dancer. He refused. the rescue teams in the boat and the helicopter were sent by me. Then came a helicopter. In a short while the man was upto his neck in water. the same answer. This being said. Along came one boat.Once there was a flood in a village. We tend to press forward an argument. STORY – 3 Melanie wanted to be a dancer from the very beginning. a heated argument broke out amongst the four of them. of course. ― No. but you declined them yourself. After a while came another boat and again people insisted. when he was an ardent devotee. and for the one facing his stomach. She was a gifted artist. have to face difficulties and problems. The one near the leg felt the animal to be a tree trunk. and a rope was thrown to him asking to get in the helicopter. Her parents took her to the chief of the ballet group and . and eventually died. Again. but we have to continue working hard.fearing man. The king gifted them an elephant and asked them to describe what they sensed. however hollow it may be. How can I do anything about it? I gave you three options. There can be drastically different opinions of people on the same topic. The water level went up to the roofs finally. What may be wrong for one person. Water level was rising steadily. ―Foolish fellow.‖ The boat left.‖ THE MESSAGE In this world we will. He replied in the same vein. Those days there was a big dance troupe in town. He was deeply religious and a god. One of the men was constantly praying to God. She could dance for hours on music.
requested him to train her. whereas the other one shaped her into a true artist. Remain mum. escaped the death-knell. It was the turn of the second engineer—same thing happened and he too. we see how one pessimistic. Instead of paying any attention. She couldn’t believe her ears. Melanie was asked to supervise the children. They pleaded and begged before the king. the third one was intently watching all this. he admonished her. She followed the dance master’s advice and gave up dancing—her only passion. they could chop off the neck of the prisoner by some machine. It would be better if she gave up the idea of pursuing a career in that field and should opt for another career. your boss/husband/wife— anybody in a fuming rage. In his kingdom. Now. MESSAGE This principle advocates that whenever a situation is heated up. On the day of execution. She joined as a teacher in a school. even then you never retaliated. they could be saved. So. he jumped saying that what you are voicing as God’s sweet will. saying that she neither had the talent nor the inclination. He wouldn’t retrace the decision. She was taken to the dance teacher and the world then witnessed one of its most exotic dancers in her. He forgot what he had promised to that old man. Melanie was stunned to hear that. . about keeping quiet. an old man who pitied them. So best would be—TO REMAIN QUIET. advised them saying not to utter a single word there. Those engineers agreed to that. listened patiently—he would be thoroughly ashamed and embarrassed. She encouraged her and praised her immensely. any argument getting out of hand. is nothing but a technical defect in the apparatus. The first one was taken to the guillotine. For some reason the king of that place was displeased with them and punished them a death sentence. After an argument. She was teaching them dancing when suddenly the dance teacher reached there. rather told them that God willing. STORY – 4 Three engineers worked in a foreign land. He pointed out the flaw and the executioner easily did the job--. She did that. He was busy with his own work. She had been working there for five years now. She felt her world coming to an end. Somehow the gadget failed to work properly and the engineer was saved. if the other person finds out that you were correct.he was killed. negative minded teacher could curb Melanie’s talent for 15 years. Melanie was heart.broken. he didn’t even bother to look at her. He asked her to perform. MESSAGE Do you want some such person to demolish your aspirations and hopes and dreams? Do not surrender yourself to any such person who can turn you into a frustrated creature and pull you down. She told her that she danced superbly. The moment he was put there. there is a controversy. After her performance. Once it so happened that the dance master was away for a while. a single word from you would add fuel to the fire. He would certainly repent while your prestige would increase manifolds. She was stunned to see her talent.
It would dump the sand clinging on its body on to the heap already there. the merchant fell ill. One squirrel would roll on and off the banks and bring sand on its body. The reply was.‖This overwhelmed Rama. keep striving and achieving admirable feats.STORY – 5 Lord Ram was building a bridge before attacking Lanka. But when I die. Whenever the merchant faced some problems. MESSAGE It doesn’t matter whether the assignment is big or small. However. the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men. How lonely I'll be!" . he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times. the merchant's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. always patient and in fact is the merchant's confidante. I'll be alone. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. ―I beg your forgiveness. ― What will these miniscule grains of sand do by way of help?‖ The squirrel replied. One day. If you are eager. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself. What matters is whether you do it with total surrender and enthusiasm or not. the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply. ******** 4 Wives: There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. "Now I have 4 wives with me. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. you have that zeal and you are enthusiastic then no one can stop you. It is said that the stripes on a squirrel’s body are the fingerprints of Lord Rama. The monkeys. and soldiers described this incident to him. the grains of sand are enough or less. Zealous people right from childhood to old age. lord. He too. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. but all I know is that I’m trying my level best to contribute. ― To win over Lanka!‖ The Lord said. Before long. he knew that he was going to die soon. He lovingly patted her back. Lord Rama’s sentinels. He went to the squirrel and asked why she was doing that. Now. loved his 2nd wife. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. pulling up all my energies. I cannot fathom that. She is a very considerate person. However. he hardly took notice of her.
Addressing the astonished couple. the merchant said. and in return I can now grant you both one wish each . the couple looked at each other.Thus. they all go to others. The 1st wife is in fact our soul. The 4th wife is our body. tactical awareness." Without hesitating." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. status and wealth. "I loved you most.. the wife asked. c. sexism. a tiny fairy appeared. can I travel to the four corners of the world with my husband. it'll leave us when we die. unable to believe their luck. "I have loved you so much for all my life. "I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !" Actually. "Your forty years of devotion to each other has released me from this locket. Greatly grieved. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament ******* The fairy story (strategic alliances. endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. the husband presented his wife romantically with a beautiful very old gold antique locket on a chain. I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. wealth and sensual pleasure. After the meal. When we die. Staggered.anything you want. Now that I'm dying. he asked the 4th wife. Now I need your help again. almost like she suffered from malnutrition. d. He then asked the 2nd wife. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good. we all have 4 wives in our lives a. will you follow me and keep me company?" "No!" replied the 3rd wife." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive. often neglected in our pursuit of material. Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. as happy and in love as we've always been?" The fairy waved her wand with a flourish. ageism. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions. Then a voice called out : "I'll leave with you. will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry. being careful about what you wish for and how you go about getting it) A couple were dining out together celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. I can only send you to your grave. "Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!" The merchant's heart sank and turned cold. "At the very most. the fairy said. Now that I'm dying. will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word. and magically there on the table were two first-class tickets for a round-the-world holiday. When I die. I'll follow you no matter where you go. b. the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave. . "Please. Amazingly when his wife opened the locket. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife. The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart. She was so skinny.
"Forgive me. ********* . but the most creatively balanced solution is arguably: Ask your old friend to drive the old lady to the town and raise the alarm.. the fairy glanced at the wife. There are three people in the stranded car.so I wish that my wife could be thirty years younger than me. waved her wand. The nearest town is an hour's drive away. who once saved your life your childhood sweetheart greatest lost love an elderly lady No-one has a phone."Your turn.." said the fairy and the wife to the husband. and then said. in what order should the stranded people be taken to the nearest town? There is no right or wrong answer to this. The conditions are too dangerous for people to walk anywhere.I yearn for a younger woman . ********* You are driving alone in two-seater car on a deserted road in blizzard conditions. and the husband became ninety-three. and it's a daft scenario anyway. with a little guilt in his voice." Shocked. It is not possible to tow the crashed car. none of whom is injured: an old friend. The likelihood of any more passing traffic is effectively zero.. while you and your lost love keep each other warm and wait for help to arrive. and with a knowing look in her eye. but to really enjoy that holiday of a lifetime . The question is: Given that your car is just a two-seater.. The husband thought for a few seconds. when you see another car which has recently run off the road and into a tree.
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