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Flat Tire

(Thanks for reading yesterday’s message on positivity.  Over the next few weeks I will be sharing a variety of clips, phrases, etc. on being positive.  Before we get into the “how” to be positive, lets take a look at how easy it is to be negative.)

It was Monday and Mondays were never good for George.  He stood in his driveway shaking his head.  He wasn’t surprised, really.  Misfortune had been following him for the past few years like a dark rain cloud hovering over his life, and today was no different.  His tire was completely flat, and George’s face was about to burst.  “NOT TODAY!” he shouted as he opened the trunk only to find a flat spare tire.

He heard his wife’s words in his head: “You should get that fixed, George.  One day your going to have a flat and wish you had a spare tire.”

Why does she always have to be right? he wondered.  George thought of his neighbor Dave and ran down the block to see if he had already left for work.  Dave worked at the school too, and George was hoping to catch a quick ride with him.

George had an important PLC meeting with his team at school, and today he couldn’t afford to be late.  Not today.  Especially not today. George punched the air with his clenched fist when he saw that Dave’s car was gone.  Of course, he thought.  Why would he still be here.  That would be too easy….

(How many times in your life have you woken up to a “flat” tire?  When you did, how easy was it to blame others for your misfortune?  Better yet, how easy was it to see everything in a negative light?  Were you able to turn things around?  If so, how did you do it?  Tune in tomorrow as George meets someone that will change his life forever.)

 

 

excerpts from the Energy Bus by Jon Gordon