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Lessons from the cold winter; my car wouldn’t just start.

So, a brief overview if you do not live in the cold parts of the world is that when the weather gets really cold, it is important to plug your car in to an electric source or to warm it consistently throughout the day. This includes waking up at wee hours to start your car if you have a remote starter or to physically go out and ‘warm’ your car.

The first day of the cold wave, my roommate had gone out, and bought a block heater cable. I watched her and did not do anything or even think to do likewise. I was just thankful I had no pressing reason to be outside.

I did not even attempt to start my car that day. The next day, I eventually decided to start my car and it did not start up. I was in shock. This car has always worked for the past two winters without being plugged in. Always starting. Here are four lessons from that experience.

Lesson 1: Reassessment and Re-evaluation. My car working for the past winters did not mean it could take me through this winter season without me assessing it. I assumed it would work because it worked before. This is not always the case. In our visionary path, sometimes the things that have brought us thus far can only take us so far. We would need to access higher wisdom to go farther. This is why periodically assessing and evaluating our lives is important. You do not want to be surprised like I was.

Lesson 2: Ask for Help. At some point I started hoping, wishing, and praying that the car will start, without taking any active step 😂. Nah, it did not start. I thought to myself, you know it is okay to ask for help. You are drowning and unsure of what to do. I understand pride makes us not to ask for help but the worst again people can say is they cannot help, and they may be able to point you in the right direction. Hey Woman; when you are stuck, frazzled, stressed etc., it is wisdom to ask for help. Not everyone will sense you need help before you speak up. Please embrace asking for help.

Lesson 3: Finally Seek Expertise. My car ended up going to the mechanic’s and this was after about 3 or 4 days of trying to get it to work with assistance from others as well. They knew a thing or two and tried but they were not experts in cars. Within a few hours, the mechanic called me saying my car had been fixed and was working. Easy peasy to him. Dear woman, as you look for more in your life, remember to seek expert help. If you are not yet in IMMERSE inner circle, what are you still waiting for?

Until next time, remember to embrace the lessons from your life. Cheers to evolving and loving it!

Written by Temiloluwa Durojaiye.

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