Today’s lesson: Do what you HAVE to do as soon as you can, so you can do what you WANT to do whenever you want.
Today was the very last day I had to turn in my defensive driving course completion form, driving record and proof of insurance in order to be a in compliance with the law. The only though, is I only have the proof of insurance. Procrastination is the fertilizer of missed opportunity. Yes I had two months to do all of this but “life got in the way”. At least that’s the excuse I tried to make myself believe. There was NO WAY that I could get my driving record from the state (takes 2-4 weeks to get) and there’s no way that I would have the defensive driving class completion form (takes 4-7 days to get) by 5:00pm today. What made things more interesting was when I read the letter from the court that read “Under no circumstances will extensions to the above date (June 18th, 2012) be granted. So with a positive attitude and a Positive Pin™ on my collar I decided to take my chances and plead with the court to give me an extension. I approached the bench with a smile and certainty that I’d get the extension that they claim would not be granted. I wasn’t even questioned and the clerk said “you have two more weeks to get this done.” I asked her to be me a favor to which she replied “sure, what”? I said “please have a GREAT day”. She smiled and said thanks!
I can’t give an accurate number but I bet that less than 2 people a week tell her to have a great day. Standing out from the crown in a positive way is a great feeling! Never forget what you should be thankful for.
Watch this video: Gridlock Greatfulness