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October 3, 2011

Think About It: Managing Life's Traffic

Frustrated with unusually strong traffic a few weeks back, I took a different route to work the next day. Amazingly, I got to work about 10-minutes quicker. I had been driving  the same route for years and just assumed it was the best way. Now, I am a new man thrilled that, as an old dog, I can still apparently learn new tricks.

Now winding my way through the innards of Kalihi 1/6th of an hour faster than the good old days might not strike you as a feat worthy of a parade or commentary, but it did point out to me that we need not get caught up in same-old, same-old actions or attitudes without glancing left or right to see about making positive change. Whether it's you attitude at work, your relationships with family and friends, or your overall view of this ever-changing world that sometimes seems to be closing in, maybe a relatively simple attitude adjustment can move you down a better road to help you get where you want to get to a little bit quicker.

A long time friend of mine tragically lost his teenage daughter last month. Another friend of mine got remarried three weeks ago, went fishing 10-days ago, apparently fell overboard, and is now presumed to be lost at sea. These types of things are hard to fathom, let alone deal with. I've been angry, edgy, and sad of late. Yeh, I knew life sometimes wasn't fair, but I just didn't need such awful proof thrust in my face. So, maybe I feel good about saving 10-minutes on my ride to work after 25-years of rote driving; big deal. But for a stubborn traditionalist pondering what's going on these days within and around me, that's a start. Lighten up. Live, love, laugh, learn. Think about it…

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