All You See Are Green Lights

17 Mar 2017

My wife and I were driving down the road heading to a networking event early one morning. The mood was great and the conversation was engaging, and fruitful for the soul. We were talking about important things like vacation, savings and retirement. The event started at 6:45 a.m. so we left our home at 6 a.m. the streets were nearly clear of traffic, no doubt due to the early hour. The destination was about a 30 minute drive from our home.

I believe my wife and I talk a lot each day, even when I travel. But we talk even more when I am home. We were so deep in conversation when my wife pronounced an observation, “you have not hit one single red light, they have all been green”. She was right, we were cruising along having a good time I had not noticed. We had a great time and arrived at our destination 15 minutes earlier than we had planned.

I was thinking later in the day about how we go through the good times like the green lights. When everything is going well and we are not interrupted with the “red lights” in our life we generally have more fun getting there, and arrive early.

What do you do when you hit a red light? It could be time to have patience and stop, or even re-route. Which ever you decide make sure to plan for those red lights, they can slow you down and get in the way of your progress. If you have planned for them then there is no reason to re-route.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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