When you imagine the ‘road to success’, what sort of picture do you see in your mind?
Do you imagine a long road that eventually leads you to your desired destination? Today I’d like to share with you a slightly different picture of the road to success. When you understand this picture, you will be much better prepared for your journey.
When you first set out on the road to success, it looks something like this:
You can see your goal glistening in the distance and it almost seems within your reach. You are excited about heading down the road and making your dream a reality.
However, a strange thing happens as soon as you take your first step down the road to success.
Suddenly, a brick wall appears out of nowhere and blocks your progress. Where these brick walls come from nobody knows, but for some reason they always appear.
One of the main reasons people fail to reach their goals in life is that no one has ever told them about the brick walls! Many people are so surprised by the appearance of the wall that they simply stop and give up on their dream.
When you are faced with a brick wall on the road to success, you have two options:
(1) You can sit down and give up.
(2) You can find a way over, around, under or through the wall.
If you make it past the first wall, you may catch a glimpse of your goal and realize that it is a little closer, but then inevitably, another brick wall appears out of nowhere.
No matter what your goal is, it is important to realize that as soon as you begin your journey down the road to success, you will encounter a series of brick walls.
The trick is to be prepared for the walls to appear and realize that getting past these obstacles is just part of the journey. This will help you see the brick walls for what they really are – just temporary obstacles that you need to deal with in order to reach your objective.
So then – here is what the road to success really looks like.
Remember this picture and never let an obstacle stop you from moving forward.
Always remember that for every problem you encounter, there is a solution – and on the other side of that final wall, your goal is waiting for you.
This Week’s Action Steps
(1) Realize that as soon as you start working towards an important goal, obstacles will appear.
(2) Understand that overcoming these obstacles is just part of your journey.
(3) When you encounter a brick wall – don’t give up! Look for a way over, around under or through the wall and continue moving forward.
Until Next Time,
Dare To Dream!