I Need Rest

Have you ever wondered why driving makes a person so mad? Road rage is an issue among many drivers today. Safemotorist.com highlights the following statistics:

66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. Over a seven year period, 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were attributed to road rage.

I would like to assert that road rage is caused by an individual not being able to control or assert dominance over the road. Let’s face it we all like to be in charge, but there are times we should hold back and realize nothing bad is going to happen when we are not in charge.

There are times I do not want to be the person in charge. In those instances I want someone else to make the decision(s). Others may be so used to your leadership they tend to lean on you even when you are spending time together in a fun-setting. This can happen when you and a friend are going to dinner, but they always want you to decide where to go. We can easily begin a vicious circle of debate over who decides, but normally I lose and must decide.

So why do I do this? Leadership is great and can be the most exciting purpose in the world, but sometimes I feel it is best to step back and rest from leading. The only problem is others are thrown off their guard when this happens they do not know how to respond. I have realized this throughout the years and just go a long with making the decisions, but when I truly get tired of leading I find a nice quiet spot and go a way all by myself, or I take a few close people who I know I won’t have to lead. If you get weary of leading, remember to take time out and rest. Get away from everyone and everything and just be at peace.


Dr. Justin Hardcastle

Dr. Justin Hardcastle (1982) was born in Sacramento, California, grew up in multiple cities and states, and returned to The Greater Sacramento Area in 1996. For 20 years, he established influence as a leader and continues to build influence today. He teaches as a professor, special education teacher, and continues to provide leadership in multiple realms. He has won several awards. Justin is an American author, recording artist, and founder of The Leadership Bulletin, Hardcastle Solutions, and Northview Church, Inc. His life-long mission is to empower, encourage, and equip others to reach their fullest potential.

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