the work of Shakti Ghosal
One day I hopped in a taxi and we 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 on his 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 just do that? This guy could almost ruin your car and sent us to the hospital!’
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘Law of the Garbage Truck’ He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointments.
As and when their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.
Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. 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.
Life is 10 % what you make it.
90 % how you take it!
Do resolve to have a great, garbage – free week ahead……..
in learning ……………….Shakti Ghosal
© 2013, essay, Shakti Ghosal, All rights reserved
Photo credit ~ Joseph Plotz via Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
SHAKTI GHOSAL ~ has been blogging (ESGEE musgings)since September 30, 2011. He was born at New Delhi, India. Shakti is an Engineer and Management Post Graduate from IIM, Bangalore. Apart from Management theory, Shakti remains fascinated with diverse areas ranging from World History, Economic trends to Human Psychology & Development.
A senior management professional, Shakti has been professionally involved over twenty-five years at both international and India centric levels spanning diverse business areas and verticals. With a strong bias towards action and results, Shakti remains passionate about team empowerment and process improvement.
Shakti currently resides in the beautiful city of Muscat in Oman with wife Sanchita, a doctorate and an educationist. They are blessed with two lovely daughters, Riya and Piya.
5 thoughts on “Wishing You a Garbage-Free Week Ahead”
Wonderful post. Fits our recent road trip perfectly.
Love the underlying lesson from the taxi driver.
So wise, Shakti. We never really know what another has just gone through.
What a profound lesson. Thanks for sharing it, Shakti. What I know from our connection, this caught your attention because you practice it.