Life is a journey, we all travel somewhere, but the main point is, are you the driver or the passenger of your life?
When you are in the passenger’s seat, you can do many things.
You can speak on the phone, look around, eat, drink, read and also have a nap.
On the contrary, when you are the driver, you cannot afford to look elsewhere, speak on the phone and read, let alone fall asleep.
Because if the driver gets distracted, an accident is the most likely outcome.
In the journey of life as well, if you get distracted, missing your goals is the only possible outcome.
By prevailing over all distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination”. - Christopher Columbus
So, if you want to avoid getting distracted, you must start playing the role of a driver.
As long as we play the role of a passenger, we remain distracted.
We remain distracted in our relationships, in our careers, and in our personal lives - we overlook them.
Taking up the role of the passenger means going along for the ride, and leaving decisions and responsibility to someone or something else.
It means playing the role of a victim, blaming other people - the drivers - and circumstances for what goes wrong.
On the contrary, taking up the role of the driver in life means taking full responsibility for each action and result you get.
You have to start taking charge of your journey.
We remember to charge our phones, but forget to take charge of our lives.
If you want to progressively move on in your life, instead of being stagnant, you need to take full responsibility for your journey, you need to be the driver.
You must have some vision for your life. Even if you don't know the plan, you have to have a direction in which you choose to go... You want to be in the driver's seat of your own life because if you are not, life will drive you”. - Oprah Winfrey
A FEW QUESTIONS TO RAISE YOUR AWARENESS AND CHOOSE THE DRIVER’S SEAT
Are you in control of your life or is there someone else who is driving you?
Are you making the important decisions about your future or someone else is doing it for you?
Are you taking consistent, and massive actions to move towards your goals or are you waiting for a stroke of luck?
Do you have in mind a destination for your life and do you know WHY you want to get there; or do you simply try to fit in?
Do you learn and implement new skills to get your life off the ground or do you prefer to sleep through the journey of your life?
I hope you got my point!
You have a choice you need to make, being the driver or the passenger of your life, you cannot be both.
But, let me ask you one last question.
Why would you ever sit in the passenger’s seat, ending up at an unwanted destination, when you can choose where to go and how far?
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