Driving on the freeway of love in a pink Cadillac…
The nice thing about driving in the USA is that we have boundaries, signs, and signals to govern us. My favorite is the double white lines that divide the road, which means, do not cross/do not pass. In other words, stay in your own lane.
To me, “staying in your lane” is a philosophy to minimize stress. When people give us unsolicited advice (their unrequested opinion about what we should do or think), many of us try to accommodate their conversation by making excuses or trying to defend ourselves. Why in the world do we that?
Here’s my biggest situation whereby I have to tell people to stay in your lane. Everyone that knows me, know that I spend a great deal of time focusing on my health and fitness (HAF). However, what people don’t understand is why I spend so much time and energy doing it. I have taught myself to be extremely disciplined about my health and fitness because it’s a priority for me. Those of us that may be on again, off again with our HAF commitments seldom see real results because maybe we haven’t really decided that we want to be healthy and fit. It hasn’t become one of the most important things that we focus on every day. For me, health and fitness are integral parts of my being just like God, Destiny, family, FDIC, and my businesses. Every single day of my life includes those seven elements to some degree. Health and fitness isn’t a pastime or hobby for me, it’s another career.
Our weight, health, or exercise preferences should be an obsession. And we shouldn’t cheat, lie to ourselves, or make repetitive excuses to achieve meaningful results. If we put half the amount of energy in our HAF as we do excuses, happiness and self-confidence might visit us more often. Our happiness shouldn’t originate from others. It most definitely should start from within and what we think about ourselves.
Whatever your lane is, stay in it and stop trying to be a defensive driver concerned about someone else’s race. Just do you, focus on the finish line, and watch out for those blind spots.
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