Ever watched a formula one motor race? I’m not a fan particularly, but I once heard that, after the start, the most stressful part of the race for a driver is…
…the pit stop.
Because they’re not in control. They’re relying on others.
You know at times life can seem like one giant pit stop. We’re not in control, and we’re having to rely on others.
The only problem is the people we’re relying on aren’t necessarily as skilled and well trained as a formula one pit stop team.
Politicians are trying to navigate through some of the most uncertain and complex times in modern history. And the so-called experts are in danger of growing fat based on all the humble pie they’ve been eating recently.
In times like this it’s understandable that people can feel disorientated and anxious about the future.
But it’s not all doom and gloom.
There is hope.
But how much hope is dependent on where you choose to focus.
You see, we’re not always in the pit stop are we? We’re in the race. And there are two crucial things we do have a large degree of control over.
Our thoughts and our actions.
Now more than ever it’s essential we develop what I call ‘Fruity Thinking’ (check out my 7 questions to do this by clicking here). It’s time to start seeking some solutions and look for new ways to meet the challenges we face.
And be encouraged. History actually shows that as a species, despite our flaws and failings, we’re pretty good at doing that.
You might not agree with what’s happening politically around the world. But our future isn’t solely based on decisions politicians make. We’ve got our own part to play. If we choose to.
Perhaps in the words of an old Chinese proverb, we should do more of the following:
‘Don’t curse the darkness. Light a candle.’
So get your hands back on the steering wheel of your life and take back some control.
Until next month.
The SUMO Guy