A force exists between all living creatures. Call it whatever makes you comfortable, but don’t deny that it exists. Every day, each one of us contributes to the strength of that force or we degrade it. You decide in each moment which one you’re going to do. We’d all behave differently if, at the end of each day, we got to see a tally of our efforts for the day. If a big Leader Board showed whether you added or subtracted from the overall happiness in the world, and you had to walk past it on the way to the clubhouse, you would behave differently in the world each day.
In my line of work, I deal with people who are usually upset. They are upset because something didn’t go the way they expected it to go. They did everything they were supposed to do, but things didn’t go right. Now they have to place the blame somewhere. Why not the computer guy! All of us at Port-to-Port Consulting realize that this is a part of our job. We know that people aren’t really mad at us. They’re mad at the situation. When technology breaks down, most of us are left as helpless as children. What do little kids do when things don’t go their way? They whine about it. It’s the natural order of things.
Why not enjoy the amazing power of technology instead? Whining about broken stuff will not get it fixed. Expecting the stuff to work perfectly every time is a recipe for a coronary. Sometimes things don’t go well. Rarely is that the end of the world as you know it. Surely there’s something else you can do, even if it’s just a few minutes of good, old fashioned nothing. Think about your contribution to the overall well being of the world. That’s more important than whether your last email zipped across cyberspace in a few hundred milliseconds. Consider this: