The Garbage Truck Principle
By Coach Muller • January 13, 2015
There are many kinds of people that we come in contact with each day. Some people have encouraging, positive, and happy personalities, some have quiet and soothing behaviors, while still others, have just plain mean, nasty, and miserable people.
Personally, I am the kind of person that enjoys helping, encouraging, and uplifting others. Nothing “makes my day” more than making someone smile or going out of my way to hold a door open for someone, cutting someone’s lawn, or, believe it or not, pay for an anonymous person’s meal or their food at the check out line in a supermarket. Why? Because it makes me happy…it brings me joy…it’s the strength of what I do.
You may be wondering why I am revealing these thoughts with you. The reason is simple…I would like to share a principle, a theory with you that I once heard, that affected the way that I react when certain people “lose their cool.” It’s called the “Garbage Truck Principle.”
The “Garbage Truck Principle” goes something like this… there are some people in today’s world that are like Garbage Trucks. They are filled with all kinds of “garbage”, anger, resentment, rage, hatred and other poisonous feelings. They fill themselves with all kinds of trash until they can’t take any more. The result? They look for something or someone to dump their trash onto. These individuals “explode” by yelling, screaming, shouting, or displaying hurtful actions towards others.
There are a couple of ways to deal with the “Garbage Trucks” which will help us stay positive and prevent them from robbing us of the joy we have. First, don’t allow these negative people to dump the trash on you. When you meet a person that is filled with these poisonous emotions, avoid them. Don’t react to them by what you say or do…just ignore them and move on. Remember, they are looking for a place to dump their trash. Second, be mentally strong. Make up and prepare your mind in advance when you do come across a Garbage Truck, you will not allow them to steal your joy. You will not allow them to take control of your actions or emotions. You have better things to do with your life than to waste it on these people. Remember, you are not a garbage dump. You are special, one-of-a-kind person, that was put on this earth to be an encouragement and help towards others.
Lastly, don’t become a garbage truck! Don’t allow the negative experiences and hurtful things in life make you bitter, angry, and resentful. Turn your negative thoughts into positive ones. Instead of seeing what people can do for you…change your thinking…”what can I DO for others?” You will find your life will be more fulfilling and meaningful.
Remember…Don’t Be A Garbage Truck!!
Dad Working 3 Jobs Surprises Daughter With Dream Dress For 8th Grade Dance
Mom Looks Up And Sees A Stranger Comforting Her Child. This Is What She Wrote
Jealous Bear Does Not Approve Of This Couple's Marriage
Walmart Employee Gets On The Floor To Support Woman's Back After She Passes Out
He Found Out A Childhood Friend Is In Prison For Life. This Is The Email He Received After Reaching Out
10 Creepy True Stories That Will Give You Chills
Super Cat Jukes Out 3 Cats In Epic Escape
This Man's Rant About Buying Flowers For A Woman Needs To Be Heard
28 Trombonists Perform Amazing Cover Of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Neglected Dog Is So Thankful For Being Adopted
Wife Loses It During 'E-Y-E-S' Prank On Husband