When you get into your car to drive, are you the one holding the wheel, steering, and deciding if you should press the gas or brake pedal? Do you drive your car or is someone else calling the shots from the back seat?
I realize some of you may not drive cars or have an automobile. Think of a car as a metaphor for how you “drive” through life. Are you in the drivers seat, or do “outside forces” control your speed, destination, and route?
Your back-seat driver—or the actual driver—of your vehicle could be the voice of a parent, significant other, friend, or even your Inner Child. You might hear the voice of your insecurities, doubts, and fears.
In many instances, you don’t consciously hear the voice, but it influences your actions. That’s why you must pay attention when you make any type of decision or take any type of action. Become conscious of the voices in your head telling you what to do or not to do.
Learn to pay attention to your voice. Ask yourself:
- Where do I want to go?
- How do I want to get there?
- How fast will I travel?
- When will I stop or turn?
- Are these my choices or someone else’s choices?
Sometimes those other voices have something valid to offer. Make a practice of evaluating their advice against your own desires and your own intuition. Keep your hands on the wheel.
Don’t drive unconsciously! (It’s possible…really. Watch the video below to find out how.) Be present and focused at the wheel of your car—your life. Keep your eye on the road and your GPS system running. Make sure you take the route you desire, don’t get lost, and arrive quickly and easily at your destination, whether that’s a successful career or relationship or better health and more abundance.
Choose your destination. Get behind the wheel, and go!
Are you driving your car? Tell me in a comment below.