“Rumble strips, also known as sleeper lines, are a road safety feature that alert inattentive drivers to potential danger by causing a tactile vibration and audible rumbling, transmitted through the wheels into the car body. A rumble strip is usually either applied in the direction of travel along an edge- or center line, to alert drivers when they drift from their lane, or in a series across the direction of travel, to warn drivers of a stop ahead or nearby danger spot. In favorable circumstances, rumble strips are effective (and cost-effective) at reducing accidents due to inattention.[Source : Wikipedia]”
While driving in the life’s journey, we many times see the awakening rumbles disguised in the form of failures, insults, break-ups and many more adversities. But do we really take it in that way? No, more on we get carried with it and jump into depression. Whenever we are going off the track, life gives us certain chances to awake and bring back to the correct track. Though at first glance these kind of rumbles seem to be very disheartening, but if we take out the good out of it, it drastically becomes favorable.
Nobody likes to get disturbed in his smooth journey of life, but just imagine life without these kind of rumbles…! You will find the life very bland. If we had a smooth road towards any direction, we would have definitely landed in the unintended area, because nobody awakened you while you were driving your life’s journey. You might end up in the very unpleasant destination which you never intended to reach. Hence these disguised rumbles are there only to alert us that there is some danger ahead of you and if you proceed without any preparation you will end up in big mishap. Also, only because of these kind of rumbles, you get some time to introspect and find out the deficiencies inside you. If you find out workaround for these deficiencies or fix those, you can only keep doing progress, nothing else. You will find many examples around you who bounced back with great success immediately after adversities in their life.
William Hazlitt has very well said that “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater”. The adversity is none other than these rumbles and by crossing one after one you can gain much wisdom which will help you in most of the your future endeavors and challenges.
So if you face any such rumble strips in your life, I wish you a happy crossing and a great success following that!