Life is Too Short for This

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I gave a speech at a private luncheon in a San Jose restaurant yesterday. There were perhaps thirty women there listening to my talk.

The group was a lot of fun with great energy. When you ask them question, they would respond. When you tell a joke, they would laugh. When you say something insightful, they would nod their head. When you tell a good story, they would smile.
They were almost the perfect audience. Except..

There was one person.

She had her head down. Her eyes closed. She body sprawled over the chair. She wasn’t there with us. She was dreaming in the la-la land.

What would you do if you were me at that moment? Should I wake her up? I don’t want to embarrass her. But isn’t she kinda rude? She is… but…

At that split second, I noticed the other 29 women are still smiling, nodding and laughing with me. I can’t possibly let them down. I can’t possibly let one person suck out my energy.

You can never make everyone happy.

And more often than not, you always get one or two those sleepy heads and downers.

You can choose to focus on them. But when you do, you will let your real fans down.

We often forget the ones who appreciate and love us and choose to get upset with the few downers.

Fire the downers and let’s move on.

Focus on the good and let’s have some fun!

Think About This..
Have you been distracted by someone lately?

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7 Responses to “Life is Too Short for This”

  1. anja on 30 Nov 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Or you could sympathise for her and imagine that maybe she has a sick child at home and has had to be up all night!

  2. fathersez on 30 Nov 2007 at 6:17 pm

    You are so right.

    It is sad but true, how the downers can bring you down with them.

    I like your “fire the downers, and move on” statement. And will repeat it to myself, the next time these fellows try to drag me down.

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  6. Albert | UrbanMonk.Net on 08 Dec 2007 at 5:20 pm

    Heya Edith - just thought I’d stop by and see how you are going. Met each other a few times elsewhere on the Net / Blogosphere, but been a while, not sure if you remember who I am.

    Like this post, it’s very true in all areas of our lives that we remember the people who are negative and forget all those who are positive and helpful.

    Albert |
    Modern personal development, entwined with ancient spirituality.

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