If you’re a professional driver, drifting is both incredibly cool and amazing to watch.
Most other contexts, drifting is not cool.
The thing I find interesting about drift in life is that in life drift never drifts toward good or our intended goal.
Most people’s new year’s resolution includes getting back into shape. And the plan works great for a few days or even weeks. And then the temptation to drift enters. And when drift happens, drift never leads us to the gym or to the track. Drift always leads to the couch.
We decide we need to eat a healthier diet. That’s a great plan. We all should. And things go well for a few weeks, but then the temptation to drift enters. And again, when drift happens, it never leads to more carrots and celery sticks. It usually looks like a cheeseburger and fries and a milkshake, and pizza, and ice cream. I know. I’ve been there and done that. All in one sitting!
Same thing with relationships with our loved ones, our friends. This also applies to our spiritual walk with God. When drift occurs, drift never takes us closer to God.
Here’s the thing about drift. Drift happens. So don’t feel bad when drift happens.
The key is not that drift happens, but that you get back on the plan and correct the drift….get the drift? The thing that determines whether we achieve our goals is not that drift happens but what you do once you drift. The ones that succeed get back on track, get back to healthy habits, get back to the things that lead to health. And the ones that don’t succeed…well…they’re still drifting.
Don’t feel bad that drift happens. When drift happens, get back with the program.
Growth, maturity, health is a journey. On this journey, drift will happen. The key to getting to our goal is that when drift occurs, we get back on the program and stay the course.
Get the drift?