Have you ever realized that you are losing control of your life?
You reach a point in life when you are no more sure of what is actually going around you and seem to be clueless, that is the time when you have to grab hold of the steering and steer your life in the right direction. A vehicle would be useless if it had only the accelerator, to make it useful it has a brake as well. So, you can can always stop. Stop the race which you are running, relax for sometime, look around and ponder.
You are not born to win a race, you are born to survive. This world is a huge place and no one has the time to think about what you are doing with your life. When you walk on the sidewalks and look around, you will find that everyone has transformed into mere machines with flesh and bones. When you start walking with them, you start resonating and suddenly the frequency somehow matches and you tend to lose the heat of the spark inside you.
Coming back to the vehicle perspective, a vehicle has a rear view mirror as well. Similarly we have our past, we should never forget our past as well. We should always remember where we come from and no one has ever known the future. Learning lessons from the past and not commiting the same mistakes again, this is how past acts as a rear view mirror and prevents accidents.
You should be the one who should have control of the steering and you should be the only one with the authority to steer your own life in the direction which seems right for you. And as long as there is fuel in your vehicle, you can freely steer it to the directions you wish to. Resume is just the toll tax receipt.