I love this old fence. I walk by it often in my hometown when I’m out in the morning. Sometimes I glimpse a beautiful sunrise in the background. The hanging sign warns against trespassing, so I can’t go in. However, that doesn’t bother me; I just turn the corner and keep on walking.
Whenever we head in a new direction, we are going to hit roadblocks. Bumps in the road will emerge that we never saw coming, such as an injury when we are trying to begin exercising, or a cut in pay as we try to finally get our finances in order. It can feel like the universe is undermining our resolve.
Being prepared for these roadblocks can help. When we encounter one, we can declare, “Yep, there it is,” and instead of letting it derail us, we can strategize a new approach. Reaching our goal will likely require making many adjustments along the way. Are you hitting a roadblock and can’t go “straight ahead” as planned? There is bound to be a work-around, so decide now to find it.