The road you’re on
Every morning, for a while now, I pass construction on route to work. The signs state…. “Stay in your lane” and then “slow down.” After I pump the brakes, I ponder if I’ve been staying on my personal mission. For me, the answer is a “yes”, but it makes me dig more deeply into the ideal.
Staying in your lane has a few lines of thought for me:
1. Do we have a purposeful daily plan to make good life?
2. Are we keeping our eyes on our road, or being distracted by what is happening in the lane beside us?
3. Is our lane one we should be on, or are we going down a very wrong path?
In my opinion, our lane should lead us to a good finish line where we are fulfilled and fulfilling the people in our lives. We should have what we need, but not be in constant search for a “better” road that is unrealistic or unneeded.
Many of us are in constant comparison to other people's lane. Maybe we crave what they seem to have; perhaps we are consumed by their lifestyles, beliefs, or actions. It seems many are tied up in this issue increasingly. More time might be spent on our own “business” rather than that of others…
In my Careers, I deal daily with people who were lost, without a GPS, searching for a path. This is when the healing begins when people decide they need that help and ask for it. We know so many people on a crash course in life, barreling through, not knowing how to begin.
I’ve been without GPS in periods of my life….I understand the feeling of desperation. It is those times when I had to recalibrate my GPS, ask for directions, and get back on the road….
Hoping this helps