Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Smart Women Are in Control of Their Ride

Joy Chudacoff
 


Visitors: 217

This summer, our family went to an amusement park in Park City, Utah, for a day of fun. When you take the chairlift up to the top of the mountain, one of the rides offered is the Alpine Slider. The Alpine Slider is a bobsled track that runs for about 3000 feet down the mountain. As we approached the starting gate, there was a very large sign that read: WARNING! YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR RIDE. I laughed out loud! My immediate thought? “Well, I should hope so!" And away I went down the mountain with my daughter sitting in my lap. This got me thinking about how Smart Women are in control of their ride-I'm referring to this ride called a life full of energy, passion, and purpose.

I can recall periods in my life when I did not feel completely in control. This idea can seem a bit like a fantasy. After all, we have businesses, careers, families, and other activities that demand so much of us, our time, and our day. When we finally get control of our time, it's 9:00 at night and we are too exhausted to do anything! And in some cases, even though we don't always realize it, we allow others to be in control of our lives. There are times when we are faced with a decision and we can become “stuck" or unsure that our ideas or choices could be the “right" ones for us.

Here's the good news and bad news: You really are in control of your ride throughout your life. It can be full of energy and passion or it can be heavy and full of despair. It can go fast or it can go slow. Your life can be reckless or it can be more controlled and filled with more of the things that you want to have happen. You see, you are in the driver's seat. What's essential before taking the ride is making sure that you decide where you are going and how fast you want to get there.

How about you? Are you ready to take your ride to a meaningful life filled with passion and purpose? Does it excite you to know that you are in control of your ride-your life? Have you taken some time to ask yourself the important questions about where you are going and how fast or slow you want to go? Have you given some thought to who is going with you on your ride? This is a key part of my work with women in the Success Circles. It's a time for women to hit the “pause button" on their lives and see where they want to go next. They reflect on what energizes them, what their passions are, and how they can weave more of this into their lives. Here are a few key questions that might support you in your ride: What would it take for you to feel completely happy and content? What situations in your life right now are holding you back from taking action on your Big Idea, dreams, and goals?

That day on the slider, I was excited to be in control of my ride. My 5 1/2-year-old daughter, Jenna, was sitting in my lap and I found it comforting to be able to slow down when she was a little scared and speed up again when she said, “Go faster, Mommy!" I invite you to take some time this fall to reflect on your ride through this life you are living. Are you going in the direction and at the speed in which you would like? If not, begin to think about how you might take more control over your time so that you too can enjoy the ride of your life-a life filled with energy, passion, and purpose.

Anything is possible. Everything is waiting for you.

© 2008 Joy Chudacoff

WANT TO SEE MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE?

See Joy's Newsletter at http://www.SmartWomenSolutions.com

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR E-ZINE OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Joy Chudacoff is the founder of Smart Women Smart Solutions, a Certified Professional Coach and Motivational Speaker. To read more articles by Joy and learn more about her Women's Success Circle workshops, teleseminars or keynote topics, please visit her website, http://www.SmartWomenSolutions.com or contact Joy at Joy@SmartWomenSolutions.com

(757)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Smart Women Are Possibility Thinkers
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

How to Impress Women Generate High voltage Attraction With Women That They ..

by: Pushpa Pal Singh (July 10, 2008) 
(Relationships/Dating)

Smart LED Lighting Control For Your Nightclub

by: Veselin Iskrenov (December 10, 2011) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Electronics)

Smart home systems: Lighting control

by: Anny Grigoryan (July 05, 2012) 
(Home Improvement/Security)

Oxycodone Addiction From Pain Control, Do Not Be Afraid, Be Smart

by: Robin Mackey (May 06, 2007) 
(Self Improvement)

Century Ride Training - Where to Start If You Want to Ride 100 Miles

by: James Wannop (December 14, 2008) 
(Recreation and Sports/Cycling)

Smart Women Know When to Let Go

by: Joy Chudacoff (August 04, 2008) 
(Womens Interests)

Smart Women Are 40, 50, 60 and Beyond!

by: Joy Chudacoff (October 20, 2008) 
(Womens Interests)

Smart Women Are Nutritious

by: Joy Chudacoff (June 19, 2008) 
(Womens Interests)

Smart Women Rarely Hallucinate

by: Joy Chudacoff (July 16, 2008) 
(Business/Entrepreneurialism)

Smart Women Are Possibility Thinkers

by: Joy Chudacoff (August 04, 2008) 
(Womens Interests)