Have you ever noticed that there are people in our lives that hold you back? Like the slow moving vehicle barely driving the speed limit in the fast lane, they comfortably and often obliviously keep us from getting where we’re going. It can be a friend, a family member, a romantic interest. Sometimes it’s obvious: the naysayers, the doom and gloom crowd, or the glass half empty people. But what about those that don’t fit into those categories yet still manage to take steam from our otherwise perfect run? On the highway of life, why is it that we allow ourselves to coast with the pack instead of passing some people up?
Life presents too many obstacles and challenges to allow other people to hold you back. Instead of following blindly and keeping up with traffic, it’s better to assess and act, carefully but definitively, to go down your own road and live your own adventure. Not everyone we encounter is meant to have a permanent place in your life. Sometimes it’s better to let people go or simply pass them up. Truly at some point, a time will come when you find that comfortable speed and the smooth road that will lead to inner peace.