Asumsi, Manipulasi Pikiran Menuju Tindakan

Asumsi

One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route.

No problems for the first few stops-a few People got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight, Built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground.

He glared at the Driver and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” and sat down at the back.

Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was.

Naturally, he didn’t argue with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it.

The next day the same thing happened-Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the one after that, and so forth.

This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him.

Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff.

By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what’s more, he felt really good about himself.

So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” the driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, “And why not??”

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, “Big John has a Bus pass.”

Be sure there is a problem in the first place before working hard to solve one.

Cerita ini sangat mengena buat banyak orang, termasuk saya. Kita sering kali mengambil tindakan berdasarkan asumsi. Belum mengetahui faktanya, kita berkhayal, membayangkan apa yang mungkin terjadi, berujung menjadi ketakutan atau bisa juga overconfidence. Masalah yang seharusnya kecil berkembang dalam pikiran kita menjadi begitu menakutkan.

Dalam cerita ini asumsi si driver masih bisa dikategorikan berakhir dengan baik, karena si driver menjadi termotivasi untuk mengembangkan diri dengan body building dan latihan bela diri.

Buat saya ada dua poin yang bisa diambil dari cerita ini:

Pertama, sesuai dengan pesan dari cerita tersebut, “be sure there is a problem in the first place before working hard to solve one.” supaya tidak salah langkah.

Kedua, kita bisa memanipulasi pikiran kita dengan mengasumsikan hal-hal yang akan terjadi jika kita melakukan atau tidak melakukan sesuatu sekarang. Tujuannya untuk memotivasi diri. Misalnya, bayangkan kita akan sakit-sakitan jika tidak rutin olahraga, hidup pas-pasan jika tidak rajin bekerja, dan sebagainya. Jadikan ini sebagai motivasi untuk hidup lebih baik.

God bless you. Thanks🙂

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