What is the right path of our life?


Positive mental attitude will help us to change our life without forcing others to change. Realities
can be sometimes painful, but we can always avoid unnecessary sufferings! Every religion wants
to help people to remove negative tendencies. Religions do play an important role to cope up
with uncertainties and unforeseen events in everyone's life. Modern management techniques do
stress the importance of positive mental attitude and managers get training accordingly. Positive
mental attitude was responsible for the success of leaders in science, politics, religion, industry,
and sport. The Upanishads classify the human mind into pure and impure. Persons who sustain
pure mind can maintain positive mental attitude. Ego, hatred and jealousy germinate when the
mind gets corrupted. The person who hates suffers more than the hated entity! Positive mental
attitude is obviously a win-win choice for everyone. The following article will illustrate the
benefits of keeping a positive mental attitude. I hope that this article will help us to take control
of events and prevent the events to take control of our life!

Positive Attitude Is Everything ( One of my friends has sent this article and I don't know the
author's name) Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and
always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would
reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" He was a unique manager because he had several
waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters
followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was
having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the
situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him,
"I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?" Jerry replied,
"Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today. You can choose
to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.' I choose to be in a good mood.
Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I
choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept
their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life."
"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested. "Yes it is," Jerry said. "Life is all about choices.
When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to
situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good or bad
mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live life." I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon
thereafter, I left the restaurant industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often
thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never supposed to do in a restaurant
business: he left the back door open one morning and was held up at gunpoint by three armed
robbers. While trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off the
combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was found relatively quickly
and rushed to the local trauma center. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care,
Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry
about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any
better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?" I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what
had gone through his mind as the robbery took place. "The first thing that went through my
mind was that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay on the floor, I
remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to
live." "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked. Jerry continued, "The
paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me
into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got
really scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man.' I knew then I needed to take action."
"What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me," said
Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped
working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their
laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead." Jerry
lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude. I learned from
him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Positive Mental Attitude, after all, is
everything. You have 2 choices now: 1. Bookmark this page and forward that to a friend. 2. Copy
this page and send a mail to a friend Either one of them is ok!