Recently, I replaced , my ten year old clunker with a new vehicle which came equipped with a “check engine” light and an alert system installed to let me know when something is wrong. I suppose it is a great tool designed to ensure that routine maintenance is done and the vehicle is kept in good running condition. However, what happens when the “check engine” light IS the problem? In my case, it created confusion in the mind of the mechanic and frustration in the owner of the vehicle.
However, I wonder what would happen if we came equipped with such an alert system– some way of knowing when things are not quite right. But then, perhaps we do! You know that little voice that you hear in your head, the one telling you not to do something and you do it anyway? That may well be my “check engine” light trying to tell me something is wrong with my decision making. I think that each of us has that little voice. The question is, “Why do we ignore it?”
What happens when your little voice malfunctions, sending you information that is incorrect? Like the “check engine” light in your car, your little voice is going to be correct more than it will be wrong. So, I suggest when the alarm goes off, you take the time to check things out.
The next time you hear that little voice, you might want to rethink your decision before you make it final. Listen to your inner voice when it encourages you to move cautiously. If you simply ignore it, you may find yourself paying dearly for your choice. Sometimes, the problem is in sorting through the variety of messages in my head to find the one telling the truth!
I care, Barb