Who is driving your car? Sounds like a weird statement but as I contemplated what to write to you this morning, my first Monday Morning word of the year, that statement came to my mind. It is easy for us to blame others for the reason we are somewhere we don’t want to be. She didn’t…… He always made me…….. Well, the reason I am where I am today is because circumstances didn’t allow……. Hence the question, “Who is driving your car?”
Barbara Geraci said “Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” Taking ownership is the first step to becoming who you want to be. Blaming people or circumstances for a current state of affairs is the quicksand of status quo. Taking ownership and responsibility is your road map out of here.
Years ago I read a book titled Raising a Modern Day Knight by Robert Lewis, which profoundly influenced me in training, teaching, and influencing our children. The concepts were so valuable and started me on a path of taking our sons through a “rite of passage” when they each became of age. I mention this book because as I was part way through it, experiencing the profound impact of what the writer was having on me, he dropped a tidbit of information from his own past. His father was an alcoholic but he did not allow his past experience with his personal father to keep him from his desire to be a good father to his children.
If you are currently experiencing the misfortune of “someone else driving your car” in any area of life, I would encourage you to get behind the wheel once again. Take ownership and responsibility and let’s go somewhere!
Declaring Our Victory Emmanuel