Today as I took my taxi around 6 o’clock in the morning to go to work from Soweto to Germiston.
I observed as the driver of the taxi I was in, driving and then decides to drive on the BRT busses route, I observe how the bus drivers just slow the process to frustrate the taxi drivers, who by right are not supposed to be driving there as it is in fact the bus route.
I smile to myself :), thinking why do we as people like to get on lanes that are not for us. What is wrong with just sticking to what you are supposed to do, in the way you are supposed to do it?
And the thought came to me, “stay in your lane”. How profound we would be if we were to do exactly what we are destined to do.
Yes, life is a challenge and you always have to be on the look out for opportunities, as they do knock softly. But would it be that bad if we were to just relax and stay in our own lanes.
When you are in the business of selling flowers, can you stay in your lane and see your business grow? If you are a facilitator, can you stay in your lane of inspiring and guiding the process, instead of imposing your ideas on others?
Are we able to stay in our lanes in any aspect of our lives? Are you able to be a wife, a husband and stay in your lane for the betterment of your relationship?
Sometimes the journey is uneven, and people might try to juggle too many things at a time, to try and survive. But just as research has proven that multitasking is not as fruitful as anticipated, so is not staying in one’s lane.
While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think we are. In fact, some researchers suggest that multitasking can actually reduce productivity by as much as 40 percent! And not staying in your lane has the same effects, as you are not focused on one thing, that is doing what you are skilled at but trying to do many, which robs what you are good at.
Now, after the bus drivers have done their job of loading people in and then driving off, then the taxi drivers were given a pass. And as i continued to observe, I noticed how the cars we were behind, were long gone and we were still behind the bus.
So in closing, as much as there could be a delay in your process, and slow progress, keep in your own lane and it will payout some day. For slow progress is still progress, but in your own lane!!
A productive week, as we stay in our own lanes! 🙂