A modest salesman is in the hospital for a series of tests. One of the last tests left his system quite upset. Upon making several false alarm trips to the bathroom, he decided his latest gut feeling was just another false alarm.
He was wrong.
In a few seconds he had filled his bed with human waste and was
embarrassed beyond anything he could possibly face. Losing his presence
of mind, the salesman jumped out of bed, gathered up all the bed
sheets, and threw them out of the hospital window.
A drunk was walking by the hospital at the time. When the soiled
sheets landed on him he started yelling, cussing and swinging his arms
wildly. This drew the attention of a nearby security guard who ran up
to the drunk and asked, "What's going on here?"
To which the drunk replied, "I just beat the "crap" out of a ghost."
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know to always trust
their gut. They know from experience that failure to do so, can result
in a messy situation. And it's usually those on the ground floor of the
operation that get hit the hardest from any bad news.
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking
forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to
trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to
trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This
approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my
life." -Steve Jobs