Star Trek’s Dr. Spock on Success
by Sunil Bali, 10-06-12
During the school holidays last week, I ended up watching an episode of Star Trek with my kids.
Dr Spock was at the helm, when suddenly, the Starship Enterprise came under a massive attack from the Klingons. Whilst other crew members panicked as the aircraft shook violently, Dr. Spock stayed calm and uttered the F word…..
Professor Abraham Maslow, who was an expert on why people behave the way do, concluded that successful people respond rather than react to negative situations.
They tend to be independent of others opinion, and respond to situations in a manner which will produce the best outcome, as opposed to what is best for their ego.
When things don’t go according to plan or you get some negative feedback, do you tend to react or respond?
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt
Believing in yourself is an endless journey. Believing you have failed is the end of the journey – Anon
We teach people how to treat us – Dr. Phil McGraw
You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way that you see yourself – Dr. Joyce Brothers
Why did you have to die
A man was at a grave yard.
He began to moan, "Why did you die, oh why did you have to die?"
A passer by knelt down next to the man and said "Was this person very close to you?"
"No, I actually never met him." replied the man.
"Why are you moaning then?" asked the passer-by curiously.
"He was my wife’s first husband."
When his company were downsizing, this boss tried to use humour to lift the mood:
Boss: (to employee): Knock, Knock.
Employee: Who’s there?
Boss: Not you anymore.
And, you thought keeping a Pit Bull Terrier was dangerous…..
To your success,
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