Take A Swim In Lake YouI just watched a clip from last night's Celebrity Apprentice. Gary Busey was adamantly denying to his team mate Mark McGrath things he had already been shown on screen saying and doing. He said he felt like he was being targeted by the whole team for no reason. Mark was trying to explain to Gary why he was so difficult to work with.
Now, if anyone has watched the show it is quite apparent why his team mates have a problem with him. He is almost totally impossible to keep focused on task and to work with. He is impossible to reason with. He interrupts other when they try to speak. He denies everything or acts as if he hasn't a clue what they are saying about him. He says and does inappropriate things that make his team mates and the executives from companies feel very uncomfortable. During the tasks his behavior is erratic and self-serving, he always blames someone else, and he is definitely not an asset to the team. Once he even admitted that he knew exactly what he was doing and got a kick out of keeping people off balance.
Gary finally said he didn't know why Mark and the rest of his team mates had such a thing against him.
At this point Mark McGrath said something that made me chuckle, yet was insightful and actually quite profound! He said to Gary, "Look inward, Gary. Take a big swim in Lake You and see what you find".
I think we all have at least one Gary Busey in our lives. At least one person who accuses, denies, blames and refuses to look inward to see if maybe they actually play some part in the drama that surrounds them. At least one person that we've tried to reason with about their part in their life's problems who won't even try to listen to us. Maybe they even know on some level exactly what they are doing and like to keep us off balance!
When one of my Gary Buseys tries it on me again, I'm going to remember Mark McGrath's quote. I'm going to say, at least to myself, if not out loud,--"look inward. Take a swim in Lake You and see what you find"! Maybe it will help me smile instead of seethe!