Thursday, January 28, 2010

Find the Exist Ramp

No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
~ Turkish proverb ~
One facet of life that everyone shares is that, from time to time, we start down the wrong path. At the outset, it looks like the right way to go. We're filled with anticipation and giddiness. We may skip or run as we set off on a new adventure.

Unfortunately, before we know it, we get bogged down along the way. What initially looked like clear sailing, now is strewn with boulders, brambles, quicksand and potholes. Still convinced that this is the path for us, we shoulder on.

If we're paying close attention, the time may come when we begin to realize we're getting lost. The objective is no longer in focus and we look around wildly for a landmark to help us regain our bearings. But nothing looks familiar. We feel like a fish out of water.

Eventually, we're faced with one of two options: a) Continue moving in the wrong direction or b) Go back to start over.

Because many of us are stubborn and we don't want to admit to failure, we keep moving forward -- farther and farther away from our center.

The wise person turns back. It is when we own up to our mistakes that we succeed.

7 comments:

  1. very very true. however most people hate to admit that they made a mistake.

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  2. I love the title of this post! I hope it's NOT a typo.tinar

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  3. Sorry, tinar was...typed in the verification word by mistake. It's early in the a.m. here. Not fully awake yet. Must do qigong...

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  4. The exist ramp -- love that....

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  5. I'd love to tell you that the title is not a typo, but it was. On the other hand, when any of us get "in the zone", sometimes other forces are at work. So, while for my conscious self would say that was a boo boo, maybe that's what my subconscious self meant all along. :)

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  6. I enjoyed all of those various proverbs. Ta.

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