Lessons For Better Life

When the life throws unexpected problem to you, make it a wow experience.

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mother and her five-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a bunch of colorful helium balloons.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloons from the little girl. I thought the girl would start screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloons go skyward, she cheerfully shouted out, Wow!

I was surprised with that response of a little girl. I didn’t realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something very important that day.

Later that day, I was working in my office for one of my international clients. Suddenly, I received a phone call from one of my team members with news of an unexpected problem. He was facing some technical error in the project. We were supposed to deliver the project to the client in the evening. And without solving that error, it was not possible to deliver.

I felt like responding with “Oh No”, what should we do, But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, Wow, that’s interesting! How can I help you. This changed mood of my team members, and we successfully worked on that error and managed to deliver project to the client on time.

One thing’s for sure – life’s always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That’s a given. What’s not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated “Wow!” will always beat a frustrated “Oh, No”.

So the next time you experience one of life’s unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a “Wow!” experience. The “Wow!” response always works.

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