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Which Road To Success Have You Taken?
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Which Road to Success Have You Taken?

You've probably heard of this and that way to be successful; whether in your personal life of your work life or even in your philosophy of life. But which road leads to success?

That’s all we want to know. We don’t want to guess and spend time on a journey that doesn't get us where we want to go…and right now! We want results and we expect to become a better person instantly.

Hmm, I suspect the masters would have a few things to say about that.

So…which road?

1. Ask yourself, why are you going on a journey? Perhaps you've recognized that something needs to change or you don’t believe you are living to your full potential. What has happened that makes you seek out any road?

Something must have happened “at home” that has made you realize your house is not in order. You've realized things are a mess and it is up to you to straighten them out. After all, not everyone can have a housekeeper who can magically clean up after us.

2. If you’re going somewhere, does it matter where? So, you've realized you need to travel, that you need to change something, that your life is not as you wish it to be. So where do you go?

For many of us, this is where the journey truly begins but we don’t often recognize we have begun. We cast about searching for the “10 easy step plan” or the book that’s going to rock our world and make everything right. But, sorry to burst your bubble, it’s truly not that simple.

3. To recognize the need has begun the deed. Journeys always start from somewhere and every time I've looked, it’s right where I am right now. It’s in this moment, when you have realized that you need to find a road and travel it, that you have begun.

Knowing you have started is taking a first step, a baby step if you will, and that provides the motivation to take another step and yet another. And guess what, the journey has begun…I call that a road to success.

We've often heard that those with addictions have to first admit they have a problem before they can get help. I would suggest that needing to start on any road to improve our lives begins with recognizing that we need to improve. Don't worry, all the struggles and challenges do lie ahead and will pop up like those obnoxious highway construction signs. But...the journey has begun. Sometimes it is a journey together and other times it's a journey we each must take on our own.

Have you recognized when you have had to change things in your life and go in another direction?

Could you see that your journey commenced when your recognized you needed to change?

What has your experience been?

Street Talk

Hi Rick, another thoughtful piece of work.

  about 8 years ago

Thank you.

  about 8 years ago
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