Driving for many of us is an everyday necessity. It is the best way to get from one place to the next. Unless you live in some of the bigger cities where trains, buses, stranded cars, traffic jams and HORRIBLE PARKING WITH CRAZY FEES make public transportation convenient; you probably agree with me that driving a personal vehicle is necessary.
I want to post this thought center stage in your mind as the first major point as it relates to driving. It is a very normal occurrence in automatic transmissions. You never really experience it because it is designed to happen without your participation. You know it and understand it to be present within its evolution but you cannot stop this so you don’t think about it. We pay money NOT to think about it. But in a manual transmission, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING in order for your vehicle TO MOVE! And although your participation is not required; if it does not participate or act accordingly, you will definitely notice because you cannot do anything without it! It is called SHIFTING.
Shifting gears in your car or truck is absolutely necessary when you are in a vehicle that contains a manual shift-gear mechanism. If you don’t shift gears, the car will not function properly and will stall out or shut down on you. I’m going to briefly share with you the number one process that must be done every time you shift gears. This is important to remember because just like an automatic transmission, you do this without thinking. But if you think about this and purposely implement it as you progress forward in life, it’s going to help you in incredible ways!
The first thing that YOU HAVE TO do when you shift gears is to FIRST DECIDE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO SHIFT gears. Everyone normally shifts gears without even thinking about the fact that (unconsciously) THEY MAKE THE DECISION TO SHIFT. They realize that in order TO GET TO THE DESIRED GEAR, YOU MUST SHIFT FROM YOUR PRESENT GEAR TO THE NEXT. You cannot get the desired acceleration in order to meet your need for speed if you are not willing to shift.
Everything about your vehicle requires shifting – you cannot get away from it and it cannot be avoided. Parking, neutral, acceleration and reverse; they all require a shift. EVERY MOVEMENT REQUIRES A SHIFT! But again, the first thing that you have to do whenever you’re going to drive a manual transmission is to realize and accept that everything done in a manual transmission requires a decision – a decision to shift. So SHIFTING IS A DECISION.
SO TODAY, DECIDE THAT YOU WILL DETERMINE YOUR OWN LEVEL! DECIDE THAT YOU SHIFT FROM ORDINARY TO EXTRAORDINARY. SHIFT FROM BEING A LIFE WATCHER TO A LIFE ACTIVATOR! DECIDE THAT YOUR LIFE WAS MADE TO EMPOWER AND INSPIRE! YOUR LIFE REQUIRES A SHIFT!
IT’S TIME TO MORPH FROM WHAT YOU’VE HEARD TO WHAT YOU DREAM ABOUT! DECIDE THAT TODAY REQUIRES A DIFFERENT GRIND THAN YESTERDAY. DECIDE THAT YOU WILL DO BETTER, GO FURTHER AND SET GREATER GOALS THAN EVER BEFORE! TODAY, YOU HAVE DECIDED TO SHIFT OUT OF COMPLACENCY AND INTO ACTION; OUT OF COMPLAINING AND INTO PLANNING; OUT OF SORROW AND INTO STRATEGY!
HELLO, MY WARRIORS WHO FEEL THE ONLY WISE AND DIVINE GOD WITHIN THEM! WELCOME MY YOUNG LORDS AND QUEENS TO THE LAND OF YOUR CHOOSING! TODAY, YOUR WORLD AND YOUR DAY WILL BE WHAT YOU DECIDE IT WILL BE! DECIDE TO SHIFT YOUR WORLD, OR YOUR WORLD WILL DECIDE EVERYTHING FOR YOU!
…and that wouldn’t be good.