You Have To Keep Driving

You’re on the road with your family going to the family’s all-time favorite restaurant.

Everyone is having fun, laughing, and singing to the music. It’s not too hot or cold, but still nice out. It’s the perfect fall day.

The roads aren’t too busy, a couple cars here and there.

You’re about 10 minutes away from your destination and just ready to get out of the car after a long drive. Legs are tight, seat is probably really uncomfortable, just been in there for too long.

I know that feeling.

You keep driving and start going into a different lane. Check the blind spots and put the blinker on.

“BOOM!!”

This is all you hear from outside and you know it’s from the car.

There’s that sound no one likes to hear. You know you were the lucky one today and found a pothole.

You pull over the car on the side of the road, and get out to check the tire. It’s past repair so it’s time to be a handyman.

Eventually, after some sweat and only a few cuss words, the tire is finally on.

Everyone gets back in the car, start driving again, and finally get to your destination.

The rest of the day is great and a ton of fun. Your family completely forgets about the flat tire and all the cuss words you threw out while fixing the tire.

Road trip accomplished.

What was the point of this story?

The main focus behind this story is that it relates to our day-to-day life.

All of us have wanted to start a goal to start a business, lose so many pounds, or make a certain amount of money. Whatever you have decided to start, you probably failed pretty badly right out of the gate.

You might have kept going for this goal, failed again and then gave up. Or you met your first failure and just gave up.

Completely understandable, as we all tend to make these big goals that we want to accomplish and then hit some roadblocks.

There are plenty of reasons to give up on your goals, but there’s even more reasons as to why you should keep going.

What was the reason in the story to keep driving after getting a pot hole? To go enjoy time together at the family’s favorite restaurant.

The potholes on the road we unfortunately hit are the failures we experience towards our goals.

What do you do when you hit a pothole and get a flat tire? Either fix it yourself or call someone in to come help.

Eventually, you have a new tire and can drive again. You don’t just stop driving because you had one flat tire.

It’s the same way with anything in our life. We all hit roadblocks at some point, have to stop and fix something before we can continue driving again.

A pothole along the road is only a temporary problem to your goals, just like a flat tire.

There might be two, four, or twenty potholes you have to hit before the destination is reached.

No matter how many potholes you hit, keep fixing that tire, and continue to drive.

The day will come where you get to your destination.

Thanks and Be Great,

Jared

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