He was a manager of a restaurant in America. He was always in good spirits and always had positive things to say. If someone would ask him how he was doing, he would always reply, "If I can be better, I'd rather be twins!" Many waiters at the restaurant out if Jerry changed jobs, so they can follow it from one restaurant to another restaurant.
The reason why the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. Jerry was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, he was always there, telling the employee how to look on the positive side of a situation that was experience. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I do not understand! Can not be a positive person all the time. How do you do? "Jerry replied," Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have two choices today. I can choose to exist in a good atmosphere or to vote in a homely atmosphere. I choose to be in a good atmosphere.
Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side .. I always choose the positive side. "" But it is not always that easy, "I protested. "Yes, it is," Jerry said, "Life is a choice. When you throw the whole issue, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to exist in a state of good or bad. It is your choice how you live. "
Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant business: he left the back door open one morning and was robbed by three armed men. When trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly and rushed to the hospital.
After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. As I asked Jerry how he was, he replied, "If I can be better, I'd rather be twins. Want to see my scars? "I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what he thinks the time of the robbery. "The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied.
"Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or die. I chose to live. "" Were not you scared? "I asked. Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept saying that I will be healed.
But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. Their eyes said, 'This man will die'. I knew I had to take action. "" What are you doing? "I asked. "Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me," said Jerry. "He asked if I was allergic. 'Yes' I replied ..
The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Help me be operated as alive, not dead '. "Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.
I learned from him that every day you can choose whether you will live fully. One thing that is truly yours that can not be controlled by others is your attitude, so if you can control it, everything else in life becomes much easier.
Now you have two options:
1. You can close this mail, or
2. You pass them on to someone you love.
I hope you choose # 2, because I have done.