“Roadblocks in my life are simply shortcuts to something better than I had planned.” (hear it)
Back in the 1970s there was an American game show called Split Second. It was a fast-paced trivia show hosted by veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.
Each week the show began with five cars. Only one of the five cars would start. Each day the champion picked one key and tried to start the car associated with that key. If the champion kept winning, he or she would choose from one fewer car each day until the right car was selected or the champion lost.
Each day the drama built as the champion tried to start a car. Sometimes the champion would win the car early in the week. When the car didn’t start it meant that the champion had to win another game to have another chance.
That’s how it is when you are pursuing your goals. You are looking for the right combination. You try an idea and then you tweak it until it comes clearly into focus. You might have to try many ideas before you find the one that works for you, but it is out there.
A couple of quotes from Thomas Edison seem to fit here.
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
“If I find 10,000 ways that won’t work, I have not failed. I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”
You have to keep sticking your key in “the ignition” every day until you find your “car”. It takes determination and creativity, but something better than you thought is on its way to you when you stay focused and keep trying.
Never give up on the key that starts the engine of your dreams. It is out there!
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