have you ever wondered just how many people have tried to get in your way throughout your lifetime? how many times have you been frustrated or angered by someone who tries to slow you down in where you’re headed?
if you think about it, people trying to hold you back is similar to driving your car & someone cutting you off. how you respond in traffic can be how you respond in life.
will you choose to rear end these people who’ve upset you? retaliate?
will you pick catching up with them & screaming words through the window at them? lose your composure?
or will you just take a deep breath & continue your drive as you were?
there will always be someone almost everywhere you go in life that will try to cut you off, try to get in your way. whether someone tries to deliberately cut you off while speaking or completely tries to wreck your life in a number of ways, how you choose to respond is what’s important.
let me make this much clear: i am not giving out non-hypocritical advice currently.
i have allowed the last 6 months to consume my life in a way like never before. i’ve allowed my anger & negative feelings to destroy major things. i can say some things have been outside of my control, but other things have just been my weakness & not feeling strong enough to fight back, or even strong enough to FALL BACK from certain situations.
so i guess we could say i’m trying to lend advice to myself as well.
people are always in a hurry & think their time is more valuable than yours & mine. however, we’re all just trying to get somewhere. some of us are trying to get to a place we can call home again, some of us searching for that something that will give positive meaning to the things we’re struggling with, & some of us are just trying to keep our heads above water before we drown.
regardless of where your life is currently at. whether you’re at your worst or absolute best in your life right now, it can change in an instant.
choose not to allow PEOPLE to try & shatter your life. there’s no escaping everyday problems like bills, cars breaking down, a bad day at work.. but sometimes we can take a step back from those who would rather cut us off in traffic than go the speed limit with us.
remember: the hare was in such a hurry, & yet we know who finished first ;)