Keep Your Gas Tank Full

Here is your Daily Dose of Amazing Service:

Keep your gas tank full

And here are some additional thoughts on this topic…

When I was in college, a friend of mine had an annoying habit of picking up hitchhikers, which he did one afternoon while we were riding together. About a quarter mile later, my friend pulled over again. But this time it was because his car died. Or, more precisely, it ran out of gas. Our new hitchhiking pal suggested we were a couple of losers (for running out of gas).

I remember thinking unkind thoughts about both the hitchhiker and my friend that day (just for a few minutes). But, now, years later, I admire my friend’s spirit of service. That he was willing to reach out and help a complete stranger says a lot about him. And, the “running out of gas” incident provided a memorable lesson when combined with the “picking up a hitchhiker” event.

If you want to give someone else a ride, you need to have gas in your own tank.

As we work to provide amazing customer service for others, it’s easy to forget to care for ourselves and make sure our needs are getting met too. But if we don’t the consequences can range from irritating to devastating.

Today make a list of at least 10 things you can do to keep your gas tank full. Include things that nurture your body, your brain and your soul. Then make sure you do at least one of these every day.

The article was written by Kevin Stirtz