The Gallup organization’s research reveals that the average American spends 46 minutes per day commuting to and from work. Do the “drive time” math. That averages 230 minutes per week, over 15 hours per month, and nearly 200 hours per year. And if you live in a large, congested metropolitan area, your drive time is likely even higher. So what are you doing with your “drive time?”
Rather than simply using your commute to get yourself from point A to point B, why not use it to also get your mind from point A to point B. Listening to podcasts, interviews, teachings, and books is a great way to turn your drive time into growth time. Or, you may prefer using that time to reflect on something you read before leaving the house. I have a friend who told me his wife uses her commute to work each morning to talk to him on the phone, discuss a devotional, and pray together. They’ve turned “drive time” into spiritual and relational growth time.
If you work full-time from age 22 to 65, you have over 8,000 hours of personal growth potential sitting in your car. You can let it slip out the window day after day, or you can leverage it for your own growth. It’s your choice.
Question: How else can you turn drive time into growth time?