2017, Driving, Life Lessons, My Journey

What Happens When You Give A “*#%>!”

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That little extra “*#%>!” you give the person you blow by on the road for blowing by you, is killing you softly.

Each time you gesture out of anger, or negatively engage with another person, even silently, you are destroying a little more of the life within you. You give your power away every time you let someone get under your skin.

Find your strength within today to let those people go by. Bless those who curse you. Love those who spite you. Eventually they will disappear from your radar and even the busiest road will seem like you have it all to yourself.

Consider the follow road rage statistics the next time you feel like giving the other person that little extra “*#%>!”

Live longer. Be Kinder. Don’t Let Stuff Bother You.


Road Rage Statistics

The following statistics compiled from the NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club show that aggressive driving and road rage are causing serious problems on our roads.

  • 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
  • 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.
  • Males under the age of 19 are the most likely to exhibit road rage.
  • Half of drivers who are on the receiving end of an aggressive behavior, such as horn honking, a rude gesture, or tailgating admit to responding with aggressive behavior themselves.
  • Over a seven year period, 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were attributed to road rage.

One scary statistic worth noting is:

  • 2% of drivers admit to trying to run an aggressor off the road!
2016, Flattery, Life Lessons, My Journey

Flattery Is Expensive

flatterWednesday’s Wisdom: “Flattery Is Expensive”

I was interviewed recently on an 8-minute radio broadcast. Shortly after, I received a call from the “program director” raving on how well I did. “I haven’t seen this type of score in more than 100 shows – you’re a natural. Have you ever done radio before?”

I found myself being drawn in – “Three shows, 1 million guaranteed listeners, they’re already lined up waiting to talk to you..”

I was reaching for the credit card when I realized this was flattery – a ploy to get me to buy.

Key Note To Make: Not Everyone Is Genuine.

Sometimes you want what you want so bad you can be mislead. Flattery is ‘excessive and insincere praise, especially given to further one’s own interests.’

Don’t get too caught up in what others say they can do for you.

Your greatest achievements are organic.

Genuine help is gentle. It doesn’t push.

Genuine help always has your best interest at heart.

Genuine help isn’t free, but flattery is way too expensive.

2016, Life Lessons, My Journey, wisdom

Don’t Get Too Attached To Titles

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Wednesday’s Wisdom: “Don’t Get Too Attached To Titles”

A title can describe what you do but never define who you are.
 
Your title doesn’t make you; you make your title. A title identifies the role or function you fill so others can identify with you.
 
As soon as someone can identify you, they can label you. When they label, they can judge. And in judging, they decide whether they like or dislike you.
 
It’s only when you think you know who I am that you can decide you don’t like me.
 
The closer we get to seeing who the other one truly is, the more we could see we’re not that much different.

Labels create differences

Judgement is futile in the absence of labels.
 
Don’t get too attached to titles, OR labels; they limit your true essence.

A title can describe what you do but never define who you are!