February 21, 2003.
What kind of road do you travel on each day? Does the road permit you to go full speed ahead all day long or does it slow you down and hold you back? The would-be winners see their path to success as a constant up hill struggle, full of delays and detours. Try as they might, they never seem to get ahead in life. As they slow poke along in low gear, they glance up only to see the winners zooming by in the express lane.
Winners prefer the express lane where there is less congestion and a minimum of delays, allowing them to go farther and get there faster. How about you? Which road have you chosen for your life? Are you zooming ahead, chugging along or even stopped in traffic?
The manner in which you respond to the difficulties and frustrations that are a part of every day living will go a long way in determining the road you travel in life. Even if you have repeatedly selected the road to nowhere in the past, you can pull into the express lane right now.
Whenever you encounter a detour on your trip to the top, you should quickly look for a better route and keep moving on down the road. Winners never allow a little detour to become a road block to their success.
If you happen to follow a road that leads to a dead end, all you need to do is turn around and find a better road to follow. Winners recognize that any dead end they encounter is only a temporary setback. Winners always learn from their missteps and resolutely refuse to make the same mistakes again.
Whenever you suffer a flat tire, there is no need to let it knock you off course. You simply need to fix any flats you experience right then and right there and get back on the road to success.
If you should encounter an occasional dead battery, chances are good that you are forcing yourself to do things that do not drive, excite or inspire you. You can recharge your battery by following your heart and engaging in activities that give you a reason for living, for doing, for being and for achieving.
In short, the road you travel will be determined by the manner in which you handle adversity. Whether we like it or not, life is full of all sorts of ups and downs. Winners learn how to quickly take care of problems, while the would-be winners let the problems take care of them. The faster you overcome the problems you encounter, the faster you will get where you want to go.
In order to pull into the express lane, you need to choose worthwhile goals, stick to your game plan, avoid the detours, quickly fix anything that slows you down and get on down the road. So why not hop on the express lane today and get where you have always wanted to go and get there faster than you ever thought possible?
The Bottom Line: Hop on the EXPRESS LANE, put the peddle to the metal and make your trip to the top the exciting adventure it deserves to be.
TODAYS MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
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