Both of my businesses are very face-to-face relationship necessary. This requires me to drive roughly 100 miles a day. Most days include the trying-to-get-across-the-bridge experience. Some go quickly, others not so much. Take one morning not too long ago...
So I reassess the situation. My time is dwindling, my frustration is rising. Maybe I should try the next exit and take the 2nd Street bridge instead. Now, to do that, there are a few options off that exit. I chose the unknown...I couldn't actually SEE the backup until I got into it. Ok. No problem. However, my bladder is now screaming for my attention. It had already been my alotted hour & 30 with my morning Dew. Not a good combination. But that's the beauty of having a truck that can ride the shoulders. All I could do at this point was laugh at the hilarity of it all.
After a short respite in the nearest restroom, it was back on the road again. Willie Nelson wrote a theme of my life before I could drive.
More choices. Again - I choose the slower route. Not on purpose, it's just how it worked out. More laughing. Good thing I have a YouTube favorites playlist on my smartphone.
When I finally arrive at my meeting - thank God for a business partner! - I had an epiphany. It was an illustration of many people's path to success. We start out with that determined plan to reach a goal. We have the timing, tools, everything in place, when all of a sudden the unplanned element throws us into a crossroads of choices. We may have to change our plans to get to our desired goal. We may have to take a detour along the way. We may have to make a pit-stop every now and then. But with support (my partner to cover me), a good attitude (my perspective & YouTube motivators), and the resources (my trusty truck), my desired goal (the meeting) became reality. Not necessarily in the way I originally planned it - but it happened.
So for all of you with a goal: losing weight, taking your business to the next level, having a retirement fund, marrying that perfect someone, whatever that goal may be, be flexible along the way but stick to it.