As a newly passed driver, I take a look back at a very early limitation I set upon myself, it came up lately from another person were the words ‘I can’t imagine you….’ This can be depleting and destructive to a sensitive persons spirit and it’s as if subconsciously I heard ‘I guess I’ll never drive then’.
I first experienced the term before I got into personal development back when I was teenager, I remember thinking about driving and seeing, hearing of other 17 year olds driving and think ‘I can’t imagine myself driving’.
Little did I know back then that this was indeed the uncertain voice of fear creeping in. I wish I could go back to that 17 year old and say what I say now- ‘Just because you can’t imagine it, doesn’t mean it can’t happen.’
Other reasons I didn’t drive were that I felt less of a need to as I walked everywhere and enjoyed it. I didn’t know how a car worked (of course I didn’t have to know everything then, that comes in time being taught), I was just totally unconfident in some areas of my life, I see that now.
Here are some hints for learning to drive:
- Start from where you are – make enquiries, gather learning material, start small
- Ask around – through talking about driving, I was told of great teacher!
- Visualise it – it just so happens the very car I put on my 2015 vision board I now drive and own!
- Meditate – after I started yoga driving became so much more stress free, having a calm mind makes the hard so much easier.
- Affirm it – cycling to work I used to repeat to myself ‘I AM driving a car’ as I was peddling up a hill.
- Be positive – half of what determines how you drive is your outlook and attitude so be positive, we learn from experience.
- Practice, practice, practise – even when you don’t feel like doing it
- Follow other steps – Finish your goal with any other programs you feel you need to sign up for and set mini goals. I did pass plus then set and met the intention of driving to yoga class, a further away art gallery, the beach and so on.
Some driving goals I set for myself and completed:
- I went to yoga classes in towns nearby
- Drive instead of walk to doctors, town
- Visited Art gallery in Chichester
- Drove part way to Norfolk for weekend away