I’m sure you have driven on an interstate highway and rolled your eyes while looking in the rear-view mirror at a car weaving around the slower moving traffic.
“What’s the hurry?”
They zip on past you and continue their antics as they rush toward their destination.
Maybe they have a medical emergency, are impatient, or just plain rude.
No matter the reason, I’m sure the driver is feeling an uncomfortable amount of stress and anxiety.
For two days, I felt like that driver.
I am so close to the finish line of making my father-in-law’s memoir a reality as my self-imposed deadline of July 4 creeps closer. I uploaded the manuscript to Amazon’s file reviewer for printing compatibility.
The resolution of your images are less than 300 DPI which is insufficient for a high quality result when printed. Please consider revising.
I searched Google for a fix. I watched Youtube videos hoping to find a quick and easy resolution. I followed all the instructions.
Resubmit. The resolution of your images are less than…
Fix, resubmit, rejection. Fix, resubmit, rejection. I darted around my obstacles rushing toward my goal because I had a deadline to meet.
“What’s the hurry?”
I stopped the repetitive madness, went outside, and mowed the backyard.
Cathy came home from work and I explained the difficulty I had with Amazon approving the manuscript. She knew exactly what the problem was and in 30 minutes she solved my dilemma and eliminated my stress and anxiety.
My safe lane-of-travel is writing, not graphic design. Her strength is graphic design and not writing.
I can change a light switch, but wiring our house for an external generator is out of my league. I can replace a faucet, but replacing a hot water heater is not something I can do. I can help families with their poorly behaved dog, but I can’t certify a dog to pass their Canine Good Citizen test.
I’m not suggesting that we remain stagnant and never try something new or explore exciting opportunities. However, we need to realize the delicate balance of our decisions between safe and unsafe and consider the consequences of our actions.
My point is this: every one of us has a lane we travel in life where we feel comfortable and relaxed. We are free from trouble and worry. When we stray outside of the designated lines, we can create hazardous conditions for ourselves and others!
I know my limitations – I stay in my lane, making the road of life a much more enjoyable journey.
Be Kind. Be Thankful. Be Significant.