Mental shift

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A Salesman Story

Posted by jytmkh on August 8, 2008

A salesman had a flat tire somewhere out in the countryside.

He opened his trunk and looked for his jack… but it wasn’t
there.

“Hum, now what do I do,” he thought.

Since he was stranded on a small country road on a hot summer
day, he doubted anyone would drive by to help. Seeing the
spire of a church in the distance, he decided to walk to the
nearest village and borrow a jack. It was a long way, and the
day was very hot. On the way he thought, “I hope someone in
that town has a jack they can lend me.”

He walked some more, sweating profusely, and then thought,
“I know what the people around here are like. They don’t take
kindly to strangers.”

He walked a little further, thinking, “Since they don’t
know me, I really don’t thing anyone is going to lend me a jack.”

And so he continued walking and imagining the worst possible
outcome to his predicament… No one in the town would be
willing to lend him a jack, people would be so suspicious
they’d even refuse to sell him one, and so on.

By the time he got to the village he was so upset he went
to the square in the middle of town and started shouting,
“All right, since that’s the way you feel, you can keep your
damn jack!”

o 0 o

How often have you invented all kinds of seemingly
insurmountable obstacles and unfounded fears? Think about
it , how many times have you not asked for something
because you were afraid to be refused?

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they already have.”
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