STOP COMPLAINING – A Life Changing Story
Have you taken a taxi ride recently? Well, a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. A man called Harvey was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said: ‘I’m Wally, your driver. While I’m loading your bags in the trunk I’d like you to read my mission statement.’
Taken aback, Harvey read the card. It said: Wally’s Mission Statement: To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment. This blew Harvey away. Especially when he noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean! As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said, ‘Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.’ My friend said jokingly, ‘No, I’d prefer a soft drink.’ Wally smiled and said, ‘No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, water, and orange juice.’ Almost stuttering, Harvey said, ‘I’ll take a Diet Coke.’
Handing him his drink, Wally said, ‘If you’d like something to read, I have The Wall Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA Today.’ As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated card, ‘These are the stations I get and the music they play if you’d like to listen to the radio.’ And as if that weren’t enough, Wally told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him. Then he advised Harvey of the best route to his destination for that time of day. He also let him know that he’d be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts.
‘Tell me, Wally,’ my amazed friend asked the driver, ‘have you always served customers like this?’ Wally smiled into the rearview mirror. ‘No, not always. In fact, it’s only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard the personal growth guru, Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called You’ll See It When You Believe It. Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. He said, ‘Stop complaining! Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.”
‘That hit me right between the eyes,’ said Wally. ‘Dyer was really talking about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.’ ‘I take it that has paid off for you,’ Harvey said. ‘It sure has,’ Wally replied. ‘My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I’ll probably quadruple it. You were lucky to get me today. I don’t sit at cabstands anymore. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my answering machine. If I can’t pick them up myself, I get a reliable cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action.’
Wally was phenomenal. He was running a limo service out of a Yellow Cab. I’ve probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the years, and only two took the idea and ran with it. Whenever I go to their cities, I give them a call. The rest of the drivers quacked like ducks and told me all the reasons they couldn’t do any of what I was suggesting. Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like a duck and start soaring like an eagle. How about you?
All the awesome people reading this, for some of you, it’s not a new story but surely an amazing one for all. I received this story an email and I couldn’t stop sharing with all of you. Though this is the first piece of an article not written by me, I love to share with all of you.
Like Wally, if all of us learn to be an eagle in all sphere of life Job, Business, Relationships, Health, studies we can create phenomenal success.
AWESOME ACTIONS POINTS TO BECOME AN EAGLE:
- Stop Complaining and Start Acting, don’t just act but take remarkable action with utmost happiness and magnetize whatever you want.
- Always remember “You will see it when you believe it”. If you think when you get your dream job then only you believe in it, when you found your soul-mate then only you believe in true love, when you become super reach then only you believe in being a money magnet, then the Universe doesn’t work this way. First, believe in it and act as if you are the one and you become or found everything for sure.
- Everyone doesn’t need to agree with your idea or follow you because when all the ducks complaining about the life you can choose to be the Eagle and soar high in the sky of happiness. Those who aspire to become an eagle like you, they will surely follow you and join you in the beautiful sky.
- Start Every Day with extreme happiness and gratitude saying yourself “I am the Eagle, I am soaring High in the Sky, I believe in my Dreams and today is the day when it’s coming true”.
So what are you waiting for.. Open you wings of Faith and Soar High in the SKY of Your Dreams … Fly above the Rainbow and Live being the Awesome Creation of God.
Zillions of Gratitude to the person who share this story, to Harvey, to Dr. Wayne Dyer and of course to the Eagle Cabbie Wally!
THANK YOU, UNIVERSE.
Stay Motivated, Stay Awesome.
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