I would never think that advice I got in my 10th grade Driver’s Ed class would ever apply to my fertility journey–but it absolutely did!
It would have been nice if I had made the connection sooner.
I remember on the first day of class (as I sat there in my head to toe Esprit outfit and huge hair), lovably grouchy Mr. B, who was also the part-time football coach growled,
“If you want to get anywhere in life, don’t drive with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake!”
Clearly, years of frustration (and perhaps chronic whiplash) inspired him to quickly nip any temptation we might have had to use that idiotic driving technique, in the bud!
While I bet you would never drive like that, I’ve got to ask you Rosanne, are you living your journey like that?
A prime example would be getting all amped up with “positive” thinking, yet at the slightest provocation veering off the road, straight into a fear ditch.
Talk about whiplash!
Living your journey that way is also a virtual guarantee that getting anywhere you want to go on it, will be a slow, annoying, and unnecessarily painful process.
And, you can be sure that no one in their right mind will want to join you for the ride!
Want to stop that crazy shit?
Take your foot off the brake and place it confidently on the floorboard.
Keep you other foot steadily on the accelerator.
Use your accelerator foot to apply the brake smoothly, only when necessary.
Keep your focus on your destination.
If you choose to take a positive approach to your journey, hit the gas and don’t let anything get in your way.
Indeed, there are times when you may have to adjust your speed or temporarily change lanes, but for the love of all things holy get back in it!
Fear and negativity will tempt you to routinely slam on the brakes, but take my ancient Driver’s Ed teacher’s advice.
If getting to Momville matters as much as you think it does, get out of your own way.
Life is too short and the miracle waiting for you is too precious.
Change your mindset, change your results.
Lots of love,
P.S. If you are sick and tired of spending your journey stuck in a ditch and you are the kind of woman who is done with excuses, I might be the Driver’s Ed Teacher you’ve been longing for. Are you ready?
Intrigued? Here’s an exercise to take this to the next level…
Get real about the ways in which you are driving with one foot on the gas and one on the brake.
What’s causing you to slam on the brakes?
Your Facebook feed?
Friends and family?
Some idiot’s comments?
Once you identify what’s making you drive erratically, ask, “What am I going to do about it?”
Transformation happens in your ACTION. Quit wishing and start doing!
Stretch yourself. Remember, it’s about progress, NOT perfection.
If this exercise has made a difference in your day, comment and tell me about it. xoxoxo