The Power Of Choice (A duck or an Eagle)

Brilliant article, just couldn’t resist sharing..

*Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar*

I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport in Dubai. When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me.

He handed me a laminated card and said: ‘I’m Abdul, your driver. While I’m loading your bags in the trunk I’d like you to read my mission statement.’

Taken aback, I read the card. It said: Abdul’s Mission Statement:
To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.

This blew me away. Especially when I noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean!

As he slid behind the wheel, Abdul said, ‘Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf.’

I said jokingly, ‘No, I’d prefer a soft drink.’

Abdul smiled and said, ‘No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, lassi, water and orange juice.’

Almost stuttering, I said, ‘I’ll take a Lassi.’

Handing me my drink, Abdul said, ‘If you’d like something to read, I have The NST , Star and Sun Today.’

As they were pulling away, Abdul handed me another laminated card, ‘These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you’d like to listen to the radio.’

And as if that weren’t enough, Abdul told me that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for me.

Then he advised me of the best route to my destination for that time of day. He also let me know that he’d be happy to chat and tell me about some of the sights or, if I preferred, to leave me with my own thoughts.

‘Tell me, Abdul ,’ I was amazed and asked him, ‘have you always served customers like this?’

Abdul smiled into the rear view mirror. “No, not always. In fact, it’s only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard about POWER OF CHOICE one day.”

Power of choice is that you can be a duck or an eagle.

‘If you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. Stop complaining!’

‘Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.’

‘That hit me. really hard’ said Abdul.

‘It is about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes, slowly … a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more.’

‘I take it that it has paid off for you,’ I said.

‘It sure has,’ Abdul replied. ‘My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I’ll probably quadruple it. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on it.’

Abdul made a different choice. He decided to stop quacking like a duck and start soaring like an eagle.

Start becoming an eagle today … one small step every week..next week… And next…And….

A great Thought..

“You don’t die if you fall in water, you die only if you don’t swim.

Thats the Real Meaning of Life.

Improve yourself and your skills in a different way.
Be an eagle. .not a Duck.

Just Turn The Page Over

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Flip the page of your life

In life you might feel stuck in one spot but that is not your end point.

Some of you all just got to turn the pages of your life over to realize that there’s more to your book than the page you been stuck on all these years; You got to close the chapter of hurts, you got to close this chapter of disappointments and move on to a new chapter where you get the opportunity to start all over again; A bad chapter doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful story. God is not through with you yet. Just because the road seems rocky doesn’t mean it won’t lead you to a beautiful place! Don’t hold on to your history at the expense of your destiny; Don’t try to fix what’s been broken in your past, let your future create something better. It’s time to get your life’s worth, its time to get what your life deserves and move on from the things that don’t deserve you. Every new day is a gift to start all over; You got to take advantage of your today; Today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday; So stop being afraid to move on, Stop been afraid to make progress with your life. You weren’t supposed to get hurt! Yes I know! but it happened! All you got to do right now is turn that page over; I know you lost your job, that’s so sad but listen you got to pick yourself up and turn that page over, I know you messed up your life, but honey your life is not over, you still got to turn the page over!!! You cannot let your scars scare you from having a future; You cannot let your pains stop you from moving forward…..It might be easy to stay bitter, but staying bitter does nothing but hold you back! Its not over until you win!

written by Ibrahim Gana Malgwi

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Some of you all just got to turn the pages of your life over to realize that there’s more to your book than the page you been stuck on all these years; You got to close the chapter of hurts, you got to close this chapter of disappointments and move on to a new chapter where you get the opportunity to start all over again; A bad chapter doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful story. God is not through with you yet. Just because the road seems rocky doesn’t mean it won’t lead you to a beautiful place! Don’t hold on to your history at the expense of your destiny; Don’t try to fix what’s been broken in your past, let your future create something better. It’s time to get your life’s worth, its time to get what your life deserves and move on from the things that don’t…

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