“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
You get into your SUV and head down the highway. With all the time constraints you have in your life today, you step on the accelerator and drive a few miles over the speed limit. Everyone else is doing it. And some are going faster. You won’t get stopped by the local police since there are so many others that are doing the same thing.
I do that. I’m sure many of you also do. We live in a world where we have so much going on, that oftentimes we’re rushed to get from one spot to the next. We look at the speed limit as kind of a “guideline”. Hey, we’re busy people and we’ve got stuff to get done.
How about your life? Is it that way too? Work. Family. Extracurricular activies. Volunteer projects. Daily activies. It’s enough to put you on overload sometimes.
What is the speed limit of your life? Are you always driving on the freeway, pushing the 65 MPH speed limit? Mentally, do you ever slow down and go through some backroads in your life?
Sometimes speed is important. We have deadlines to meet at work or school. They have to get done, and we just plow through them. But we also need to take time to slow down in our lives. To have the life we really want and deserve, we have to understand who we are. What are our dreams? What are we really passionate about?
Driving 70 MPH through life is not going to give us these answers. In fact, if that’s all we do, then we’re likely just driving our lives really fast down the wrong life highway. And where does that get us? It gets us somewhere we don’t really want to be.
So, slow down every once in a while. Take some of the backroads through your life. Visit some of the small towns in your brain. Get to know them. Listen to what you are hearing. Then, when you get back out on the highway of your life, and you’re cruising along, the time you’ve spent slowing down will aid you in going in the right direction.
Make it a regular occurence to slow down and evaluate where you are in life. Your life is worth it!