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Look for the Gift

I was catching the train to work today when I got embroiled in one of those frustrating no-longer-public-but-rather-privatised transport situations that only the incredibly useless and incompetent Connex can provide 🙂

This meant it took about 45 minutes to get to work instead of fifteen.

At first I was a little annoyed; silently grumbling to myself and rolling my eyes as the circumstances and delays spiralled.

“Look for the Gift” I told myself, as per one of my favourite motivational writers, John McGrath author of the fantastic book, You Inc., but I couldn’t really see one.


… by the time I got to work I realised that I had relaxed and therefore allowed my mind to meander over some important stuff and that now I had some real clarity about the issue.

What that “stuff” was isn’t the point here, the point is that it is often easier to see the Gift inherent to every “bad” situation after the event.

1 Comment on Look for the Gift

  1. Steve Mills
    December 17, 2007 at 2:45 pm

    Yes there is generally something to be gained from every situation (well at least those to do with work).

    Hey just a headsup, I am moving my main blogging activity over to, which is the domain for my business.

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