Riding on a motorcycle is a blast, but there’s nothing like driving your own. The freedom of the open road, the wind on your face, the bugs decorating your leather jacket, the exhilaration of rolling on the throttle… it makes me grin just thinking about it!
I’ve picked up a few lessons along the open road and turned them into Guidelines for life. Kind of like Gibbs’ Rules (NCIS reference to Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ rules for his team of very Special Agents) my guidelines are somewhat flexible and can be added to as needed.
Guideline #1: God makes the best leader; follow Him and you’ll never be lost.
Guideline #2: There’s always time to stop and take a photograph.
Guideline #3: Life is short; enjoy the ride.
Guideline #4: You’re probably going to dump your bike at some point; the key is to get back on and keep riding.
Guideline #5: Keep your skin on and your head intact; get the right gear for the job.
Guideline #6: Rider friends have your back. Surround yourself with people you love and trust.
Guideline #7: Don’t give up when you hit bad weather. Strength is found in adversity.
Guideline #8: Adventure awaits on the open road. Get out there and chase it!
Guideline #9: Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Be one of the few.
Guideline #10: A good book can instantly transport you anywhere. Travel the world; expand your experiences; read good books.
Do you have a guideline for life? Share it with me in the comments and if I love it I’ll add it to my list!