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Is Your Life a Runaway Train?

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Is Your Life a Runaway Train?

Get back in the driver’s seat.
Madisyn  Taylor
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Feb 15, 2010 at 09:00 AM

It is easy to go through this fast-paced world feeling as if we are being dragged through our weeks on the back of a wild horse. Many of us move from one thing to another until we end up back at home in the evening with just enough time to wind down and go to sleep, waking up the next morning to begin the wild ride once more. While this can be exhilarating for certain periods of time, a life lived entirely in this fashion can be exhausting; and more important, it places us in the passenger’s seat when really we are the ones who should be driving.

When we get caught up in our packed schedules and our many obligations, weeks can go by without our doing one spontaneous thing or taking the time to look at the bigger picture of our lives. Without these breaks, we run the risk of going through our precious days on a runaway train. Taking time to view the bigger picture, asking ourselves if we are happy with the path we are on and making adjustments, puts us back in the driver’s seat, where we belong. When we take responsibility for charting our own course in life, we may very well go in an entirely different direction from the one laid out for us by society and familial expectations. This can be uncomfortable in the short term, but in the long term it is much worse to imagine living this precious life without ever taking the wheel and navigating our own course.

Of course, time spent examining the big picture could lead us to see that we are happy with the road we are on, but we would like more time with family or more free time to do whatever we are drawn to at the moment. Even if we want more extreme changes, the way to begin is to get off the road for long enough to catch our breath and remember who we are and what we truly desire. Once we do that, we can take the wheel with confidence, driving the speed we want to go, in the direction that is right for us.

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Madisyn  Taylor
Madisyn Taylor is the co founder and editor in chief of DailyOM and is responsible for all the content on its Website. She is also the founder and head of product development for the successful aromatherapy and spiritual-jewelry line eponymously name Continue reading