As I was patiently waiting for traffic to clear so I could make a left turn, I felt a little pang of anxiety and looked in my rear view mirror to see if I was holding anyone up.
Really? I’m an experienced driver. I know how to navigate the risks of cross traffic. And yet how many times have I jumped out into traffic sooner than I’m comfortable, out of the fear that I’m holding someone else up?
Ridiculous. Worried about what someone else might be thinking, and then acting against my own best instincts.
Made me think that it would be a good idea to keep that worry in check, in all aspects of my life.
Quite a neat little lesson from a quick drive, don’t you think?
Sharon Rose says
Wow! This was short, but packed a punch. I think the trick is balancing self-focus with focus on others to succesfully navigate through life. Thank you!
Mary Cravets says
Thanks, Sharon! Yes – balance is pretty much what we’re all working for in SO many areas of our life, isn’t it?