Whose Hands are on Your Steering Wheel?
Imagine yourself in the driver's seat of your car. You're all ready to go. Whose hands are on your steering wheel? Who is driving your life? So many people that I see say that everyone else's hands are all over the steering wheel--parents, spouse, boss, children, and so on. In fact, quite a few clients don't even see their own hands on their steering wheel!
If you would like to feel less victimized, you'll need to firmly and politely remove everyone else's hands from your steering wheel. Claim your power! Whose life is it anyway? They've got their own steering wheels! Can you imagine what it would be like to drive a car with four hands on your steering wheel? As you come to value yourself more and more, you'll find yourself politely by firmly removing other people's hands from the steering wheel of your life.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not suggesting that you should be rude, aggressive, or selfish. And in a marriage, you learn to work cooperatively with each other in a balanced interdependence. Just be aware of your rights and your boundaries.
"Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are those with dirty shoes." --Leo Buscaglia
Copyright © 2009 Kathie Keeler, All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced, stored, or transferred by any print or electronic means without the express written consent of the copyright owner.