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Two Choices


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We have only two choices in every situation of our life.

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Two Choices

  1. 1. You have Two Choices
  2. 2. <ul><li>Jerry is a manager of a restaurant and he is always in a good mood. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>When someone would ask him how he was doing he would always reply </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>« If I were any better, I would be twins. » </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Many of the waiters at his restaurant quit their jobs when he changed jobs </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>So they could follow him around from restaurant to restaurant. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Because, </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry was a natural motivator. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>If an employee was having a bad day, </li></ul><ul><li>Jerry was always there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Seeing this style really made me curious. So one day I went to Jerry and asked him: </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>« I don’t get it! No one can be a positive person at all the time. How do you do it? » </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Jerry replied, « Each morning I wake up and say to myself, I have Two Choices today. I can choose to be in the Good mood or I can choose to be in a bad mood. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>I always choose to be in a good mood. </li></ul><ul><li>Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. </li></ul><ul><li>I always choose to learn from it. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or can point-out the positive sides of life . </li></ul><ul><li>I always choose the positive side of life. » </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>« But it is not always that easy » I protested. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>« Yes, it is » Jerry said. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>« Life is all about choices.When you cut away all the junks, every situation is a choice. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>You choose how to react to situations. </li></ul><ul><li>You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or in a bad mood. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s your choice how you will live your life . » </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Several years later. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>I heard Jerry accidentally did something that you are never supposed to do in the restaurant business. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>He left the back door of his restaurant open after closing. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>And then??? </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>In the morning, </li></ul><ul><li>He was robbed by three armed men. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>They want? </li></ul><ul><li>#123*+!@$%&*- </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>While Jerry was trying to open the safe box, </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>His hand, was shaking from nervousness, slipped off the combination . </li></ul><ul><li>The robbers panicked and shot him. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Luckily, Jerry was found quickly and rushed to the hospital. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>After 18 hours of surgery </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>Weeks of intensive care, </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of bullets still in his body. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>When I asked him how he was, </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>He replied, « It I were any better, I’d be twins. Want to see my scars? » </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>I declined to see his wonds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>« The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door », Jerry replied. </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>« Then after they shot me, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or could choose to die. I chose to live.» </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>« Weren’t you scared? » </li></ul><ul><li>I asked. </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Jerry continued, « The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>But when they wheeled me into the Emergency Room and I saw the expression of the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>In their eyes, I read ‘He’s a dead man’. </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>I knew I needed to take action » </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>«What did you do? » I asked. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>« Well, there was a big nurse shouting questions at me, said Jerry, she asked if I was allergic to anything. » </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>‘ Yes ’, I replied. </li></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>I took a deep breath </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>And yelled, ‘Bullets!’ </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Over their laughter, I told them, </li></ul>
  49. 49. <ul><li>‘ I am choosing to live. Please operate on me as if I am alive, not dead’. </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>I learned from him that, </li></ul>
  52. 52. <ul><li>Every day you have the choices to enjoy your life or to hate it. </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>The only thing that is truely yours – that no one can control or take from you – is your Attitude. </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>So if you can take care of that, everything else in life becomes much easier. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>