How Did A Positive Thinker Solve His Problem? by Dr. Vora

Manu K. Vora, Ph.D., MBA, ASQ CQE & ASQ Fellow, provided the following slides.

How Did A Positive Thinker Solve His Problem?

The positive thinker was driving down the road in his car on a wild, stormy night, when he passed by a bus stop and saw three people waiting for the bus.

Which one would he chose to offer a ride to, knowing that

there could only be one passenger in his car?

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.

2. An old friend who once saved his life.

3. The perfect partner he has been dreaming about.

He could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus he should save her first.

Or he could take the old friend because he once saved his life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.

However, he may never be able to find his perfect mate again.

YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS……..Since this man is the positive thinker, he had no trouble coming up with his answer.

He simply answered: ‘I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the old lady to the hospital.

I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.’

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to ‘Think Outside of the Box.’

One day the positive thinker and his loving partner were travelling in a bus in a mountainous area. They decided to get down at some place.

After the couple got down at some place the bus moved on. As the bus moved on, a huge rock fell on the bus from the mountain and crushed the bus to crumbs. Everybody on board was killed.

His loving partner said to the positive thinker, “How lucky we are?” But the positive thinker saw that situation and said, “We wish we were on that bus!!!” DO YOU KNOW WHY HE SAID LIKE THAT???

The answer is…If they had remained on the bus instead of deciding to get down, the resulting time delay could have been avoided and the rock would have fallen after the bus had passed ..!!!

What do you really want from your life? Have you got it? Have you unlocked your full potential or are you still looking for the key? There may be several locks on your potential: ability, opportunity, motivation, but the first key you need is always attitude.

Without a positive frame of mind, you may not even find the door. Thinking positively is crucial to your success. If what you see is your own lack of ability, lack of opportunity and resultant lack of motivation to do the things you want to do, then maybe it’s time to change your perception.

Sometimes, a change to positive thinking seems too big. If so, don’t give up, instead imagine you are changing gears in a car. You wouldn’t shift from reverse to forward in one change, would you? No, first you would put the gears into neutral. Just ask yourself, “What hard facts do you really have that it can’t be done?” Probably very few.

Having shifted the gears to neutral, you can now shift to ‘think positive’ and move forward, looking for ways to bring about your success. Whatever it may look like. Thinking positively centers on the fact that your frame of mind is your most powerful tool in life.

Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn