Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Near my home at the moment, there are quite a few road works being completed.

Along with them come the obligatory traffic controllers.

That’s what they call the guys with the signs who stand by the side of the road.

The signs give you two options.

Stop or slow down.

Over the years, I’ve met a lot of people who seem to operate with these signs as well.

Whenever someone around them goes to try something new, they hold up the sign.

Stop or slow down.

Whenever someone in their team takes initiative and does something outside of their job description…

Stop or slow down.

Whenever someone sets the bar higher and displays ambition…

Stop or slow down.

Whenever someone under their leadership dares to apply for a role outside of their area…

Stop or slow down.

Whenever their kids have grand dreams and want to do something that no-one in the family has achieved before…

Stop or slow down.

Traffic controllers have an important role.  There is a need to manage situations near road construction sites to ensure that there’s no danger to the general population.

For the rest of us, let’s change our signs.

Go for it or you can do it!

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