Dead End Roads and YOU Turns

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It’s a gorgeous early-autumn day and you’re out driving. Your window’s down and your arm is wind surfing, keeping time with Bon Jovi on the radio.

You explore parts of town you’d never really seen before, always a cool thing to do. Then you find yourself on a dead end road. You see the signs, then sure enough (as though the signs would lie), you see where the road ends and progress is a thing of the past. So, you reverse about 20 feet and drive forward again, thinking that maybe the dead end will change its mind.

Nope. Still there.

So, you reverse about 20 feet and drive forward again, thinking that maybe the dead end will change its mind.

Nope. Still there.

So, you reverse about 20 feet and drive forward again, thinking that maybe the dead end will change its mind.

Nope. Still there.

That’d be about as lame as it gets, right? Wasting a beautiful day, gas, and Jon Bon Jovi on a view that isn’t going to change and isn’t going to get you anywhere?

How about wasting a beautiful life on a similar situation? Far, far worse.

Yet countless people are in dead-end jobs or dead-end relationships and they keep doing the “reverse 20 feet, drive forward hoping things will change” routine. They do it again and again and again. When, quite possibly, the greatest job or sweetest relationship in the world could be a block or two away. But they won’t get off the dead end street to go find it!

If you’re in a dead-end relationship, don’t keep “backing up” and “going forward,” “backing up” and “going forward,” “backing up” and “going forward…” A dead end’s a dead end – a new road isn’t going to magically appear. If the signs are there, they’re there for a reason – to warn you.

The same holds true for dead-end jobs. If your job is taking you nowhere -ask yourself, “Is nowhere really where I want to go?!”

Life’s too short and too precious to spend on a dead end road. A dead end road has no future, and neither do its travellers. Whether the dead end is a job or a relationship – don’t get comfortable, you deserve better! Keep this quote in mind, “Delay breeds fear.” The longer you stay in your “reverse and drive forward” rut, the harder it’ll be to make that YOU turn.

Find a nice, scenic, wide-open road and see where it goes.

Make each moment count double,
~Joi

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