I will start by saying that I am a very patient person(sometimes to a fault). I am generally kind and good-hearted. This has always been true. However, up until a couple of years ago, it was a totally different story in one place…the car. Behind the wheel, I turned from an angel to a devil. I was nasty, didn’t give an inch, and had the attitude that it was my road and everyone else needed to get out of my way.
I am certainly not proud to share that information. It also occurred that, the more frustrated I became at the other drivers, the more negative situations I encountered. In the 25 minute drive to work, I dreaded that I would get stuck behind a slow driver. Sure enough, at some point, I encountered a delay which became worse as I expressed my frustration at that person.
There came a time where I made a conscious effort to stop this behavior. It was so different than my regular personality, and it caused inner conflict as a result. I finally felt God speaking to me when in a short period of time, I had a minor accident, and I received my first ever speeding ticket.
The above events had an immediate impact. I began doing things like leaving earlier for work and other destinations, being more courteous to other drivers, and deliberately driving slower. As I did this, an amazing thing happened. I encountered far less of those negative situations. I wasn’t getting stopped at every traffic light. When I didn’t get upset for someone turning in front of me, they went faster than me, and I didn’t get stuck. I felt much better because my true positive personality came out, even behind the wheel.
I share this because it is a classic case of the law of attraction at work. When I focused on the negativity of the driving experience and showed anger and frustration towards other drivers, I encountered more of the negative. When I instead showed patience and love, the drive became a positive and pleasant one.
This is an important lesson to keep in mind for any situation. Focus on the positive aspects of the events and people around you. Demonstrate a positive attitude and love. You will see the positive quickly thrown back at you. In fact, the good will accelerate, and you will gain more confidence as a result. Pay attention to where you focus your thoughts, and be sure to keep them as positive as possible. You will see immediate results. Enjoy the blessings : )