We have a dysfunctional GPS in one of our cars.
She (our GPS is a “she”) periodically decides to inform us of the exit we should take right as we’re flying past at 65 or 70 miles per hour.
This is exactly what happened this past weekend as we were leaving town to head to Upper Peninsula, Michigan.
We were following the GPS instructions to a T when we approached a split where the highway continues straight and Interstate 39 branches off in opposite directions.
The GPS was silent.
The split was coming up really fast. Cars were whizzing past on either side. Still nothing.
What do I do? What do I do? Dammit, why isn’t she saying anything?!?
“Keep right on exit 267B,” she finally droned as I zoomed past the exit.
WTF?!? I’m passing 267B right now…and it’s on the left, not the right!
“Continue north on Interstate 39 for six miles,” she says, not yet realizing that I’ve just missed the turn because of her late, incorrect guidance.
“Re-calculating, re-calculating!” She squawks in accusation.
It Is Impossible to Miss the “Big One”
Have you ever been afraid that you would miss out on something big in life?
When I was a teenager, I remember thinking, what if I miss the “one”?!?
We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
What if I miss the perfect opportunity?
What if I miss out on my only chance for happiness?
What if I make the wrong choice?
You don’t regret a missed opportunity. You regret the fantasy of it.
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Every Time You Reach The End Zone You Score
We’ve all heard this quote (or some variation of it): “Life is the journey, not the destination.”
Yet, you and I still run around terrified of missing out.
Here’s the deal…
If you’re here, you’re still in the game.
If you’re in the game, you will reach the end zone.
Every time you reach the end zone, you score.
The only way to lose is to never reach the end zone…and that’s impossible.
So now that you know that, you are free to live your life. Free to do what makes you happy.
Don’t be afraid you will miss the exit. Your life is your purpose…Just go do it!
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