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(2011-07-23 08:00:06)




分类: 杂谈



It's your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Happiness is not something you find, it's something you create.



Attitude Is Everything



Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were any better, I would be twins!”



He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restraint to restraint. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation



Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to jerry and asked him, “I don't get it!You can’t be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?”

我非常好奇看到这样的人,所以有一天我去找杰瑞,问: “我不明白。你不可能永远乐观,你是怎么办到的?”


Jerry replied, “Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to 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 of the life. I choose the positive side of life.”

杰 瑞回答说:“每天早上我起床是总会对自己说,‘杰瑞你今天有两种选择。你可以选择坏心情也可以选择好心情。’我选择好心情。每一次不幸发生时,我可以选择 成为一个受害者或从中吸收教育。我选择吸取教训。每当人们开始抱怨,我可以选择接受他们的抱怨或指出人生的积极面时,我选择指出人生的积极面。”


“Yeah, right, it's not that easy,” I protested.



“Yes, it is,” Jerry said. “Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how to react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good or a bad mood. The bottom line: it's your choice how you live you life.”



I reflected on what jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restraint industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.



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 held up at gunpoint by three armed robbers.



While 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 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. When I asked him about how he was, he replied,“ If I were any better, I'd be twins. Want to see my scars?”



I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.



“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 I could choose to die. I choose to live.”



“Weren’t you scared? Did you lose consciousness?’’ I asked.



Jerry continued,” The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me to the emergency room and I saw expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes I read, he’s a dead man. I knew I needed to take action.”



“ What did you do?” I asked.



“Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me,” Jerry. “She asked if I was allergic to anything. 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. Operate me as if I am 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 we have the choice to live fully.



Attitude, after all, is everything.

总而言之,态度决定一切。态度决定一切 态度决定一切 态度决定一切


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