Hi Folks:Â We came across this story by David J. Pollay recently, and with his permission we’re including it on our blog.Â It’s a simple story, but like many simply stories, one well worth remembering.Â If you have not yet heard of David, here is his bio:
David J. Pollay is the creator of The Law of the Garbage Truckâ„¢.Â He is a syndicated columnist, creator and host of The Happiness Answerâ„¢ television program, and an internationally sought after speaker.Â Davidâ€™s book, The Law of the Garbage Truck: Take control of your life with one decision and change the world, will be published by Sterling Publishing in September, 2010.Â You can find out more about The Law of the Garbage Truckâ„¢ at www.thelawofthegarbagetruck.com.
David holds a Masterâ€™s degree of applied positive psychology (M.A.P.P.) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelorâ€™s degree in economics from Yale University.Â He is the founding associate executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association.Â You can catch Davidâ€™s newsletter here.Â You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can read Davidâ€™s blog at www.pollayblog.com.
Without further ado, here’s David’s “Law of the Garbage Truck” (NB: After reading the story, click on the link and take David’s “No Garbage Trucks Pledge”!)