Two very disparate news items this week, one about Herman Cain as a Presidential candidate dealing with a story from his past, and one about Kim Kardassian and her recently announced premature footnote to her celebutante wedding. Both these developing stories however strike me as situations which could have benefited (and may still benefit) from taking a moment to reflect.
That’s what I like about driving a Cadillac, even with the performance V Series model I enjoy as a daily driver. It gives me some quiet time on the way about my day. I try not to have the sort of stresses that Mr Cain or Ms Kardassian seek out, but I still find that I need some isolation from the day to day noise and traffic. Nothing does that better than surrounding yourself with sculpted wood and leather with the surety of precision machinery.
What is a Cadillac moment? To me a Cadillac moment is that opportunity to listen to cool jazz or the latest pop tune while cruising along to my destination and enjoying the journey. Taking a Cadillac moment means instead of responding to the latest stress unprepared or off the cuff, taking a moment to reflect on the context and impact of the issue and of your response, and gaining some perspective.
Things that seem an unfair attack on your campaign at first, can get better or worse in terms of perspective depending on your response. Your response helps to define the issue.
When you meet and date and marry someone, especially if you choose to do so in a very elaborate, public, televised manner, there are probably multiple points which could benefit from a moment of reflection. Is this someone I want to spend my life with? Is this someone that I can go through thick and thin with?
Stress is not what happens to you, it is how you respond to what happens to you. When you do have something(s) come up in your life, take a Cadillac moment and attempt to gain some perspective before you respond. You will certainly in the long run be glad you did.
Living the Cadillac lifestyle includes keeping a lot of perspective.