Get Out of First Gear


“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle.  Most of us have gears we never use.”
Charles M. Schulz

Seems in life it is essential, to gear our mind to full potential. Please lend an ear, this you may want to hear.

There is no boasting if you’re only coasting. Results may be adverse if you’re forever in reverse.  Best to move forward by pedaling toward, a favorable direction. The rut in the road, an act of deflection or an undesirable reflection?

You get out of bed, shake your head and you’re in first gear. What a great start, you’re thinking smart! Again, best you pedal toward a positive direction; are you with me? Have you switched to second gear? Oh, but you must! There’s still time to adjust.

C’mon, there’s no time for crying, you must keep trying. Do you want to be a wannabe throughout your life? No, the answer is not a new life. You can’t buy a new life like you would buy a new bike!

You must be resourceful and not remorseful; squelch your fear and cultivate cheer. Now, are you with me? I’m so proud of you that you heeded my cue coz this is all about you.

Get out of first gear!



  26 comments for “Get Out of First Gear

  1. 04/07/2016 at 7:47 pm

    So cute and inspiring. And very Seuss-like too! Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. 04/07/2016 at 7:47 pm

    I think I’m going to need a safety helmet…great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 04/07/2016 at 9:02 pm

    It’s taken me a while to start liking Rap. This makes it even easier. I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • 04/07/2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you. I am not much a rap fan, but if you listen to the words – some of it makes sense.

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  4. 04/07/2016 at 10:48 pm

    Wonderful, so very clever!


  5. 04/07/2016 at 10:52 pm

    Thank you! 🌻


  6. 04/08/2016 at 12:27 am

    Been driving in first gear for a bit… Think I’ll switch to 4th 🙂
    Great post. Good advice, Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 04/08/2016 at 1:40 am

    Yes, I understand. I get stuck in first gear myself. Thank you for reading.


  8. 04/08/2016 at 3:38 am

    Love this! so much fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. 04/08/2016 at 2:38 pm

    I prefer automatic shift and not be conscious of my gears.

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    • 04/09/2016 at 3:33 pm

      That is a great way to look at it!!


  10. 04/08/2016 at 3:35 pm

    Very clever and very true.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 04/08/2016 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you!


  12. 04/09/2016 at 3:49 am

    A delightful post. So much fun to read.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 04/10/2016 at 11:34 pm

    I enjoyed this. I think I may not have ten gears…I am not much for racing I like to sightsee. Always good to see you at In Other Words.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. 04/11/2016 at 1:44 am

    Thank you, Patricia. I appreciate your support in Tuesday Chatter, as well.


    • 04/12/2016 at 4:05 am

      I will be AWOL from the chatter until May. But I will be back!

      Liked by 1 person

      • 04/12/2016 at 2:05 pm

        No problem and thank you for letting me know so I won’t worry about you. 😐


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