Use Your Signals

Have you ever been driving when someone “cuts” you off without any warning? How about when someone in front of you suddenly applies the brakes to make a turn without ever signaling? When it comes to driving, it seems it would be much safer if everyone would just use their signals.

That applies to the road of life as well. In life, we oftentimes feel “cut off” or experience disappointment. Maybe someone got to share his or her idea with the boss before you did. Maybe you got “passed over” for a promotion. Maybe you just have not met your own personal goals yet. Maybe you were following too close to someone whose direction was unclear. Or maybe, as in the other example, you were the one not using your signals.

Either way, here is some insurance to help keep your experience safe. Share your goals, and don’t be afraid to share a little bit of yourself. This will provide you and others with a sense of direction of where you want to go. Not only that, it will begin to develop trust, the foundation of any relationship, business or otherwise.

Don’t require people to have a Defensive Driving Course to steer clear of the confusion (i.e. you), use your signals . . . open yourself up . . . allow some vulnerability . . . share your heart. In the end, not only will you have a safer driving experience, but you will not lose people en route to your destination.

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One response to “Use Your Signals

  1. This one is really good. I have never thought of it this way, but I know that I am bad about assuming that people know what is going on and know my feelings. It was good for me to hear in terms that are tangible – like car signals – how not properly communicating or expressing my feelings can cause frustrations and problems. Great post!

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