posted on June 22, 2012 09:18
I get a new car every week.
Lest you label me incredibly fiscally irresponsible, please allow me to clarify: I get a relatively new rental car each week from a major vendor in the rental industry—paid for by my employer—in order to take a day trip to visit my customers.
It feels great to get behind the wheel of the rental, even though I know it isn’t mine. The shine. The smell. The touch. The latest technology and gadgets, all of which put my 2000 Honda to shame. The smooth ride, occasionally accompanied by XM Satellite Radio.
As grateful as I am for driving a car that has been paid off for seven years, I do enjoy the thrill of driving something different. In a way, it’s the best of both worlds for me: I get to experience change, but don’t have to pay for it!
I’m wondering how this dynamic can be applied to other every day, mundane aspects beyond the kind of car a person drives. How can you discover new things in your most significant relationships? What about new approaches to your job—even if you’ve been there for years—that represent refreshing, “micro” changes that might provide a strong blast of impetus and motivation? Finally, how can this help re-energize or even jump start your health and fitness routines, keeping your muscles in splendid surprise and give you palette new, tasty delights?
You can experience the thrill of change without the drag of additional debt. Give it a shot!