I had no idea I was about to get the biggest, most humbling God Shot of my life. I’d been sober about a year when I went back to a company I’d previously been “the all american success story” with until hit bottom with booze and drugs. Now I was working for people I’d hired, trained and so on. No longer in my elite position in upper management.
This made the 2 hour drive to my sales territory a real horror every day because I was still full of ego. Sort of in the gutter looking down at people which isn’t such a good attitude. Anyway, I made the daily drive and made no sales and just was having a really crappy day because things weren’t the way I wanted.
I knew I needed to hit a meeting or talk to someone so I headed for the nearest meeting hall. When I walked in I headed into the restroom and on the way out stopped to wash my hands and comb my hair. When I looked in the mirror I saw a sticker sort of like a California OSHA sign that simply said,
Take a look at your real problem.
Life will change when you’re willing to!
I felt like I’d been hit in the head with a 2×4! I’ve never forgotten this and my life is far from what it was that day. Now anytime sometime is really bothering me I go to the bathroom and look in the mirror as 99% of the time my problems are of my own making or at minimum I play a part in them.
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It is truly something to think about!