I’d venture to say that most drivers take their lane from the middle from time to time. This is lazy driving which allows the driver to be less alert to silly little things like laws and curbs and other cars (Largely because the other drivers ARE alert and are compensating for your transgressions and practicing their defensive driving protocols).
Sometimes, I’m an offender when traffic is light, and I’m not in a hurry . . . Like a day dreaming Sunday driver.
Some drivers do this because they ARE in a HURRY . . . or you know “it hurts your motor to go so slow” (JT)
Instead of staying in your lane, you might just be taking ALL the lanes.
Like emergency vehicles, they careen at high speed with the brazen attitude that all of us drivers will clear their path lest they CRASH!
This driving is dangerous, inconsiderate, lazy, careless, irresponsible, harmful, and a whole slew of other offenses (Many of which are not LEGAL).
Yet – you do it anyway!
When we disregard staying in our lane, we are putting ourselves and others in DANGER.
Here’s where I’m going with this:
In your professional life, do you know your lane, and do you stay within YOUR lane as you serve your customers/clients? In this circumstance, you are potentially violating your fiduciary duties by crossing the lines.
If you’re expertise is selling houses, SELL HOUSES . . . and don’t dabble in Commercial real estate.
If you’re an auctioneer for personal property . . . DON’T blend that with auctioning real property.
If you’re not a Lawyer . . . DON’T offer legal advice or craft “Legaleeze”
ASSESS! (get real with yourself and define your lane – your expertise)
FOCUS on that lane and stay in it.
Before you know it, you become FAMOUS as THE GOTO person people will call when they need EXPERT representation relative to your lane.
If it ain’t work that’s in your lane, REFER to the person you know who is famous for doing this well.
THIS is how we serve selflessly and even quintessentially