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Mar 16, 2019 13:14:24

Waiting for a red light to turn green

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Brandon Wilson

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I recently read that the average person will spend six months of his or her life waiting for red lights to turn green. I suppose this is a small price to pay for the convenience of owning one's own vehicle and having the freedom to drive virtually anywhere.

Stoplights are necessary to maintain order with traffic. I have seen videos of traffic in other countries like India in which there are areas with no traffic lights, and it looks like pure chaos. 

I wonder about the metaphorical stoplights that pop up in our lives. We are waiting for the right moment, the signal that it's okay to make a decision or move forward. We wait and wait for the light to turn from red to green because that is what we are supposed to do.

What if the light isn't going to turn green? What if it just looks like a stoplight because you want some external factor to make the decision for you? You are waiting for that sure flash of green to have 100% confidence that you can move forward. But there is never 100% confidence. You may have the green light, but if someone decides to run a red light at the moment you are crossing the intersection it will be bad news.

What are the things in your life that look like stoplights to you? Are you waiting for a red light that is never going to turn green? 

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    @brandonwilson Thanks Brandon for this. The illustration drove the point home so well.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 17, 2019 22:09:50
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    @brandonwilson - Talk about perfect timing. I needed to read this post. My birthday is in a few days and I want to make a few big decisions before then. I have been on the fence waiting for the light to turn green but the fast approaching birthday is giving me the courage that I need to do what needs to be done.
    Thank you for this piece.

    Keni avatar Keni | Mar 16, 2019 21:14:21
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      @keni Happy early birthday! Sometimes timing works in our favor.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 17, 2019 07:17:40
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      @brandonwilson - Agreed. And thank you.

      I also checked my Kindle to see if I had already purchased choose yourself after you kind offer. I had already purchased the book last year so now I just need to make time to read it. Thank you again for offering it.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 17, 2019 13:23:09
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      @keni Darn this trying to get Instagram followers one at a time is for the birds ;) I just might have to read Choose Yourself again and see what wisdom hits me at this stage of my development.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Mar 17, 2019 11:13:24
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      @brandonwilson - I can follow you on instagram - no problem. I just dont remember my password... No worries.. I will get on it quick.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 17, 2019 15:01:49
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      @keni Birthday announcement crasher here.... haha

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Mar 17, 2019 22:11:23
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      @brandonwilson @seunoyebode - :) Thank you both. It is on Tuesday March 19th so it is early. Thank you again.

      Keni avatar Keni | Mar 17, 2019 22:23:33
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