Three posts ago, I described the little white lie I told about being the real Forrest Gump … the one they made the movie about. I mentioned that I told this fib hundreds of thousands of times.
Often, a person would approach me quietly after I’ve declared my Gumpness and say, “So, how’d you get this gig?” I’d confidently repeat my fib – most times that would end our conversation. But some small percentage of the people wouldn’t buy it. They’d demand more and say, “No really, how’d you get this job?” At that point, I’d lean in and whisper, “Genetic luck, a bad haircut, and the idiot part comes natural.”
My two previous posts focused on genetic luck and a bad haircut… today, we’ll complete my three-part answer by assessing and the idiot part comes natural.
And the idiot part come natural is nothing more than your attitude.
It’s how you look at life.
It’s how you look at your unique situation.
It’s your ability to laugh at life.
It’s your ability to laugh at yourself.
It’s your ability to laugh with others.
It’s your willingness to not take life too seriously.
It’s your willingness to not take yourself too seriously.
The idiot part coming naturally is my way of having fun and not taking myself too seriously … it’s also a good laugh line.
How seriously are you taking life?
How seriously do you take yourself?
Are you willing to publicly proclaim that the idiot part comes natural?
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