We all go though times when the roads of our life feel a bit rough. It takes courage to go down a road you’ve never been down before. Unknowns await around the bend, out of sight.
It takes perseverance to keep going when you’re unsure exactly what’s coming up next. It also takes a wise kind of courage to slow down.
What do you do when you see signs of a “Rough Road” ahead?
What signs do you get from within?
If you name the road Rough, how might that change the way you proceed?
You have choices. You can continue, but slower. You can stop for a moment, regroup. You can get out your map and double-check that you’re on the right road (and you can always turn around if you’re not).
“Rough Road” doesn’t mean don’t go there. It just means take care. It’s a reminder to pay closer attention to obstacles, look out for potholes, and slow down around curves. Welcome the wisdom of those who put up the sign to say, “been there, done that, take care, and continue.”
Plug that information into your internal GPS and let yourself be guided by trust in the signs, trust in the road, trust in yourself, and trust that the road will take you somewhere worth going.
P.S. You can build resilience for the rough road by attending a Courage & Renewal program.
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