Today me and my fellow life coach Sunil Naphray were talking on Loose Men. I made a point that we are all guilty at times living our lives like we are on Cruise control.
If we approach life this way it can be very comfortable and we will only move forward at a certain speed that feels relaxing and safe.
If you continue living like this change can then feel uncomfortable and to move forward will not be so easy to predict. Yet also you won’t be prepared for any unwanted changes that life’s journey may bring?
However, at some point, if you are wanting more from your life you need to put your foot on the pedal and start to drive. You want to get up in the morning, start your engine, take hold of the steering wheel, put your foot on your pedal, and drive!
You want to be the one who dictates your speed, direction, and use of the brake. And you want to open the window and feel the wind in your hair and drive towards the action of making your dreams come true.
If we persist with the cruise control approach to life you can’t achieve the goals and to live your life from comfort there won’t be any sense of empowerment.
The only time I use the cruise control option in my car is when I’m driving long distance on the motorway. It is great and I can relax a little and I never get speeding fines and it is less stressful.
In my life, I allow cruise control to make my journey more enjoyable. However, I don’t let myself get so comfortable that I stop paying attention or taking appropriate action to get where I want to go. If I think that is what will happen, I turn it off…fast!
Make plans, set new goals and give yourself the chance to make your dreams come true and don’t be afraid to take control of the journey.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream