Do you believe you have the power to change, to create your own destiny, to be the captain of your fate? I hope so, because you do. If you don’t believe that, you are just like a passenger who has no choice but to go where the driver decides to go. It is only when you start taking charge of your life and get in the driver’s seat that you get to decide the destination.
One thing that has really helped me in moving from the passenger seat to the driver’s seat has been the people who have believed in me, even when I wasn’t so sure of myself. My wife, Pat, has been a real encouragement to me, and she seems to believe I can do anything. As a result, my faith increases, and I actually start doing things I didn’t think I could do. My mentors continually inspire and challenge me to do more, to be the captain, to set sail, leave the harbor and aim for big goals in faraway lands, even when I don’t know the way. As I start the journey, I find again and again, the way will appear, solutions come, problems disappear, and life becomes wonderful.
I have a challenge for you today. I want to you treat everyone you meet, each person you come in contact with, family or friend, boss or employee, as if they are in the driver’s seat of their life. Believe in them. Show them you have faith in them. Tell them you are confident they’ll make good choices. Help them to know you’ll always trust them as they journey on. When they feel this support surrounding them, even if they don’t know what to do, rather than revert to the passenger seat, they will start to look inside themselves for answers, for strength, for wisdom, and they will be empowered to surpass what they ever thought possible.
Once you start treating everyone you meet this way you’ll be surprised at the miracles that start taking place in your life and in the life of your friends. Try it. Be a miracle maker today!