Thursday, October 8, 2009

On The Right Track

Just past the intersection of Pessimism and Doubt there lies the cul-de-sac of Negativity.

Sometimes I'll be driving along and see a pot hole.  This pot hole is a problem.  Instead of changing course slightly to get around the pot hole, I take a detour.
I turn down the road of Pessimism and find myself circling the cul-de-sac of Negativity.  I go around and around hoping to find a solution.
Then I realize that the only way out is to give up on finding the solution here.  When I realize that the answer doesn't lie in the cul-de-sac I am finally able to leave.
I head down the road and am back where I started - on the road of Doubt.
I see another pot hole ahead.  This time instead of detouring, I make a slight correction, miss the pot hole, and continue on my way.  The road of Doubt immediately becomes a one way street leading directly to the avenue of Optimism.  There are still pot holes in this road, but when I go around them I understand that my problem lay not in the pot holes, but in the way I dealt with them.
Slowly I begin to understand that no pot hole is large enough to swallow me up.

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