are you currently using
to get you to
how is your vehicle working for you?
Last week I began with a quote from Yogi Berra:
If you don’t know where you are going
you might not get there
Whenever we set a destination for ourselves
weather it be literally or metaphorically
we have to have a vehicle that will get us there
In the real world
this vehicle could be your feet
or other forms of public transportation
all these vehicles
are radically different modes of transportation
Last week I asked you to consider what your vision was for your life
what you hoped and longed for?
what you would begin today if you knew you could not fail?
what makes you come alive?
what you love to share with others?
was your vision
Vision is a point on which to stay focused upon
like a light house in a storm
what actually makes you move
the vehicle that gets you there
what drives you?
what is the vehicle you are using
in order to get you going
in the right direction?
how is your vehicle running?
is it time for a tune up
or a trade in?
Just recently I was driving my car to work
and the check engine light came one
the car repair shop was so close to where I work
that I could drop it off
While at work
I got a phone call
the basic repair would cost about 300 dollars
which was within my budget for repairs
(there is always a but)
the clutch in my car was about to give out any minute
(yes, I realize I am/was one of the few people who still drove a stick shift)
and repairing the clutch would cost about 2,000
which was not in my budget
I also had to to take some other information into consideration:
one: my care was 12 years old
two: I just put in 600 dollars of repair into it just a few months prior
three: last year about 2,000-3,000 was put into repairing the car
I also asked my trusted mechanic:
if this was your car, what would you do?
He informed me that old cars can keep running
but that I should budget about 2,500 per year to keep it doing so
2,500 – I would need to put aside 200.00 per month just to keep up driving my old car
at that point I decided that
I could use that money in a better way
as part of a new car payment
a new car that would be
much more reliable
The vehicles we use
to drive us towards our visions
are a lot like our cars
they need maintenance and repair
and at some time in our life
they may even need to be traded in
So what are vehicles that we use to propel us towards our visions?
I contended earlier
are our passions
our strong desires and emotions
What drives you?
anger? greed? jealously? impulsiveness? anxiety?
Do you need a trade in?
love? compassion? knowledge?
This week I want you to focus not only on what your vision is
but I also want you to take time to seriously consider what vehicle you are currently using
to get you towards your destination
part of the reason why I traded in my old vehicle
is that I deemed it unsafe for long travels
which my family and I make at least two times per year
Is the vehicle you are using safe for long travels?
for reaching a dream or a vision takes time
This week, ask yourself:
Is the vehicle I am using just need a tune up
or does it require to be traded in?