Take that U-turn
I slowly drew up and stopped behind the blue Mazda in the long queue this morning, on my way to work. The radio was blasting out some random pop song, the sun was shining and I had no intention to queue stuck in traffic, still 20 min away from my office. I was already running late.
So I did today what I never did before. I decided to do a Uee. My heart started pounding in my chest as soon as I realised that I am really going to do this. I felt there is no time to think it over too much or I’ll lose my nerve. So I carefully looked up and down the road, put my signal on and I went for it. Oh, the thrill! My knees were shaking, my heart was pounding as I checked my back mirror and accelerated. The rush of the adrenalin going through me was palpable. Despite all this I was grinning ear to ear:)
And then it dawned on me: sometimes, life calls for an unexpected U-turn. Sometimes, I make my plan, I start working on it but the unexpected happens and it all comes to a halt. When this happens I have two choices: a) I can stay stuck, until the queue starts moving again or b) make a safe Uee and find a different, new route.
Yes, my knees will shake and my heart will pound but hey, now I know that all that just comes with the rush of the adrenaline. It’s fine! I am fine! And it’s exciting!
Today was a real eye opener for me. And this is a reminder for my future self: when stuck, consider a Uee. It will probably feel completely counter interactive, cos you kind off go back on yourself for a little while, but it’s only a detour that takes you back into the flow. And yes, it might feel a bit nerve wracking but then I am off again, back in the flow of the things, moving, making progress towards my goal. I dare you, when stuck, take that Uee!