How many times have you driven down a newly paved road? It’s smooth, easy and fun to drive on. You begin to wish that every road was like this. Then reality hits as you make a turn off the new asphalt and you hit the bumps that you have grown use to.
The road to success is very much like the real roads you drive one. They are very rarely straight. They twist and turn.
There are frequent stops along the way to refuel and get maintenance on the car to keep it going. We need to fuel our way of thinking and keep ourselves educated. Continually learning new ideas and skills to use along our road to success.
Many of us will experience accidents or set backs along our journey. Remember the last time a project, a meeting, an interview or a sale didn’t turn out the way you had planned? These are valuable learning experiences. Opportunities to stop, walk around the vehicle and evaluate the accident and determine what you’ll try next time.
Speeds vary depending on the terrain or congestion of other travelers.
Maybe you’re carpooling. You’ve picked up others to help you along your journey. These other passengers maybe educators, mentors or those that refer and introduce you to others are there to help you.
Winding road, frequent stops to refuel, repairs, maintenance and the rules of the road are a few of the common findings along your road to success.
What’s your road like today?