Red light, green light

A few years ago I was on my way to work. The route that I used to take lead me to a railroad crossing with two traffic lights, one on each side of the railroad tracks. This was because the tracks ran parallel to a main road so after you cross the tracks you had literally 25 feet before the intersection. The strange thing that happens and confuses every driver (it’s funny to watch), is that the first set of lights (before you cross the tracks) would be red, while the lights right after would be green. So what do you do in that predicament? Do you wait at the first red light while you see a green light directly in front of you? Or do you just run through the first red light and catch the green light? Personally, I’ve done both, but this brought up  a quick thought in life. “Just because you see a green light ahead of you, doesn’t mean there isn’t a red light in front of you”….I know, so clever and original. LOL. But in all seriousness, it’s called, “jumping to conclusions” or “counting your chickens before they hatch”.


In life, it can be tempting to take on every opportunity that lies ahead of you, as you say in your heart “I can do that!”. But there could be a red light in front of you, perhaps it’s a lack of experience, or people skills, or just an attitude adjustment that you first need to “stop” and address before you proceed with that opportunity. If blow that red light, problems may come your way because you never addressed the initial signs.

Reflect on your abilities, attitude, and work ethic now before focusing on what you desire to do in the future.

The man is more likely to be promoted to manager if he is already showing manager qualities and ethics.

The saying is true “he who is faithful with little, will be faithful with much”

10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

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