Note: If you read the New Girls Weekly, you know why I’m in the passenger seat in this pic, ha!
A sneak peek from the “New Again” manuscript:
“Thriving after my experience with cancer would depend on my initiative. If I were to succumb to the gloom and doom, I might as well die already. But if I wanted to live my life to its full potential, I had to be intentional about it. Anyone can be a passenger, but to sit in the driver’s seat, and decide your path, takes determination.
A passenger is simply along for the ride. You can’t make mistakes as a passenger, but you can’t get any better either. As the driver, you are in charge and constantly making decisions on your way to your destination. If you were like me when you were learning to drive, you made some costly mistakes, but experience was a good teacher and you even learned how to three-point turn like a boss.
It was officially time for me to make a three-point turn in my life.”
That’s when things got good.
You’ll have to wait for the details, but the reader’s digest version can be summed up in the biggest lesson of my life…
I can not predict everything that will happen in my life, but I can be in charge of how I respond to everything that happens.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a magic mindset that happens instantly. It takes practice. Tons of practice. And life is the playing field. There will be countless wins and losses, but neither determine who we are. Who we are is relative. We are always growing and always learning along the way – as long as we’re the ones driving.
Every single day is a new chance to make better choices than yesterday and grow into your full potential.
The way I see it, your potential is who you are, not your mistakes or what seat you sit in today, but who you can become if you choose it. Your potential is what your maker intended for you to become.
Don’t be a passenger on someone else’s journey, get in your own lane and floor it!