I remember the first time I drove in a round-about. The other drivers sped in and out, changing lanes with confidence. The rush of the cars pushed me into the comfort zone of continuing to circle without venturing to the exits.
Finally, on the third try I clicked on my blinker, moved into the turning lane and maneuvered through my exit.
Eureka! I felt relief!
How many times do we get stuck in the round-about of life?
We may feel like we are not smart enough to go back to school to gain the education we want. It is easy to stay status quo watching the years pass without making that move, while life seems to speed by. So we circle.
We really don’t like our job, but the fear of interviewing and trying something new keeps us in the comfort zone. It isn’t what we want, but it seems better than taking a step into the unknown. So we circle.
We stay in a relationship that we know does not serve our spirit, but the idea of being alone is worse than staying where we are. So we circle.
We believe we are too young or too old, or just not good enough to take a risk. So we circle.
Here’s the deal --
Life Comes With an Exit Lane!
We don’t have to stay in the comfortable circle watching the exits to adventure and change fly by us.
We don’t have to stay on the inside of the circle watching others speed by taking opportunities when they arise.
We don’t have to accept less than our spirit deserves!
Stop driving in circles. Don’t continue to look at the same dotted yellow lines believing there is only one way.
Life does come with an exit lane.
Move over, turn on that blinker and try one. If it isn’t the right one, try another, and another, and another. This is the road of life and you are the only one who can drive it.
Now, as I travel through round-abouts, I think back to my first trip through and I chuckle.
In the same way, I look back at my life and the opportunities that frightened me and I chuckle.
Without clicking on my blinker and moving into the turning lane I would have continued in a very small circle without exploring the exits that have taken me on magnificent adventures.
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“You are the only one that can drive YOUR road of life. Don’t miss the exits to love, adventure and happiness.”
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to try new things in life. Don't be stuck on the same path if it doesn't serve your spirit!
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