Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you can encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they go, which road will you take? What is the guarantee that you will choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just stay where you are: in front of a crossroad?
You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you need to realise about life. The only thing you have power over is the decisions that you make and how you act and react to different situations.
Life is about moving forward and living the best life that you can. Don’t be afraid to make a decision. It may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to your own life. Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.
We should always remember that there’s no such thing as ‘overnight success’. It’s always a wonderful feeling to hold on to the things that you already have now, realising that those are just some of the things you once wished for. There’s a quote which says ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.’ We are all here to learn our lessons. Our parents, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, school teachers, friends, colleagues, officemates and neighbours are our teachers. When we open our doors for self improvement we increase our chances to head down the road of success.
Take time to learn, train and develop your skills and your gifts because you can do something in a way that no-one else in this world can. Life is constantly changing and to keep up you need to change with it, so never stop challenging yourself. Learn from people who have succeeded in what it is you want to do and stay focused and motivated and you will succeed also.
So keep moving forward, step by step, and never be afraid to follow your dreams!