I commute every day.
Some morning commutes are perfect and peaceful.
Other mornings, navigating the roads can be tricky, especially when there’s a thick layer of fog.
Fog, unlike rain or non-blizzard like snow, is by far the trickiest of nature’s weather elements. Fog comes in many forms – radiation fog, ground fog, advection fog – and in all cases, creates havoc with visibility.
The older I get the less brave I seem to be. Driving through fog, especially dense fog, scares me. It makes even the most familiar of roads feel strange. It makes a routine activity a laborious one. It has a multiplier effect – what was a known quantity, becomes unknown.
Fog is the enemy of every commuter.
Figuratively speaking – fog – can create confusion and disorder in our lives. It makes us question things and it alters our perception. It makes tasks we’ve done a thousand times with ease, feel like the most difficult things we’ve ever done.
And in those moments, we tend question our abilities, our decisions and, more devastatingly, we lose our bearings.
Push Through: It’s Temporary
Fog – both the real and figurative kind – has a temporary nature. That is the truth we must never forget.
Whether we like it or not, fog will find its way into our lives. It will come quickly and envelope all that we are and are doing. During that time, we’ll question the “why” and the “how.” We’ll start believing that a new course must be chartered. We’ll even consider shutting every down.
When that feelings comes – push through and remember that as quickly is as it forms, fog can dissipate just as fast. Before we change course, let’s count on the fact that the sun will shine again and the fog will lift.