Why, Sometimes, You Need To Go Backwards To Move Forward

Last month, my boyfriend and I went on a road trip.  He told me about an awesome “shortcut” that we just had to try out, and, sure enough, we ended up 10 miles down a pothole-ridden, dead-end back road with no cell phone service and an extra 45 minutes added to our drive time.  We drove back down the road, bouncing over dips and craters, me fuming in the passenger’s seat because we were late, and him trying to convince me that it didn’t matter.

Life is exactly like that.  Sometimes, you take a wrong turn; a “shortcut” that takes you way off course, and you realize far too late that the right road was in the opposite direction.  It’s possible that you’ll get lucky, and the right and wrong roads will connect at some point, but more often than not, you need to turn around.  When you’re 10 miles down the wrong path with no directions, going back the way you came can also seem like the wrong way.  But remember – every step backwards is one step closer to the right way.  So, take a deep breath, forgive yourself, and start walking.

What are the circumstances/habits/relationships in your life that would benefit from a turn around?

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