Are you the kind of person who floors it through the yellow? Or proceeds, as is the point, with caution?
Sits, open-mouthedly day-dreaming, at the fresh green?
Do you anticipate the full stop and how long it takes to do it? (or how quickly you must?)
I’ve been seriously re-thinking my approach to work, life, love, mostly in how I react — or do not — and how slow my reaction time can be.
My new motto is: Go! Now!
I suspect many of us, behind the wheel, behave in the same ways as we do outside a vehicle. We’re decisive, or not. We focus carefully on the task at hand — or also try to text and put on mascara and eat a burger. We watch the road carefully for potential hazards or boom! we’re in an(other) accident.
I’ve wasted a lot of energy in recent years, paralyzed with indecision about which action to take, when and how — with my mother, work, books I want to write. I suspect it’s a holdover, and not a useful one, from my past, as the only child of a challenging mother with few nearby friends or relatives to help me when things got — and, boy did they — weird, out of my control and scary.
At times of utter chaos, standing very still to assess the damage while deciding what to do next is probably a smart choice.
That was then. This is now. Pedal to the metal, kids!
What color is your stoplight these days?