Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Yes, I know, it is probably the last thing you want to hear when you are enduring pain, feeling lost, having hard times or failing in life. But when you survive a storm, with all its frustration and misery, it, in time, steers you on a better path.
Are you on a hard road that you thought would bring happiness, but instead bring you only barriers? Is your destination getting further away from reality? Do you feel like life may be unfair?
I know. I get it. All of us have been there at some point in our lives or are going through it right now. But in truth, when you do go through some dark times, come out and land on the other side of it, more often than not, it is never as bad as you thought or expected it to be.
Of course, it is a miserable experience, but you survived and learned a lesson. You felt like life pushed you away from where you want to be, but you must admit that in the end, difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
The magnificent view you have from the mountain tops could never be enjoyed unless you begin hiking and climbing the hard path that leads to the summit. The world is filled with hidden places and treasures that can take your breath away, but if you are unwilling to face the dangers to get there, you won’t see these unbelievable splendors.
“It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever” – Unknown
Being on a Hard Road
You should not let fear hold you back from being on a difficult road. The reason I am saying this is because if you do let fear take over, then you might miss out on some of the greatest destinations that our planet has to offer you. It sounds crazy but the harder a road is, the better the journey's end could be.
You, I, all of us, go through tough times. Obstacles, barriers, and failures are a fact of life but staying down is a choice only we make. Of course, it is always easier to stay down rather than to get back up to fight another day. But you hit rock bottom in this life, there is only one way, and it is up. So you have to get up and get going.
Many people are on a difficult road, but a lot of them give up. So if you want to experience the benefit and live a better life, then you have to make an effort to go through the storm and reach your end destination.
The Difficult Road May Be Worthwhile
Keep in mind that when you travel on a challenging road that your end journey may be worth far more than you thought it could ever be. Yes, you might inevitably struggle along the way but facing it and going through it makes your destination far more rewarding.
“You are stronger than whatever you are facing right now” – Unknown
In the end, you might be happy that you chose a road which was somewhat harder and more difficult because of what you achieved when you finally reach your destination. I am going through some rough times at the present stage in my life. So I want to encourage you to fight through whatever it is you are going through.
No matter what the difficult road you are now walking on in your life is, I ask you to have faith and let the problem, whatever it is, run its course. You can always make a decision based on what you learn.
When the Road Gets Tough
Of course, you may have the desire to give up, get upset, and even discouraged when things are not going the way you plan them to be, but do not give up when times get tough. Your objective is to confront such setbacks and learn how to use them to your advantage. Make them work for you instead of against you.
And yes, a difficult road is often a very lonely one. What I mean by that is that often, you are going through the darkness alone and it leaves you feeling isolated, like a lone wolf walking down an unknown path.
Each of us has to surmount obstacles in life, but a determined person is the one who faces the hardest roads with determination and courage and overcomes them. A difficult road is a real journey in itself, but if you believe that your objective is worth it, then you must commit to it. You must endure the loneliness which leads to your destination.
Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations
I feel you. You want it to be easier, to be on your way, to be over, or to already be there. It would be great, wouldn’t it? However, it is practically impossible to happen overnight. Instead, the choice that life gives you is usually an issue of ‘not right now.'
It means that, with time, the destination you are aiming for or cannot achieve, or the idea you have, or the situation you are in, will reach a conclusion.
Nevertheless, you should be aware that, no matter what path you take, all of the difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations while the smooth paths fall astray. So, no matter the barriers in your way, you have to focus on a few principles to guide you:
- Believe in yourself and realize that the hurdles in your way cannot stop you.
- Recognize that there is a difference between giving up and knowing that you should keep going.
- Occasionally, you have to give up on certain people, just because they do not care, even if you do.
The Vital Key to Surmount Challenging Roads
You need to push hard against the storms coming your way if you want to win and overcome the difficult roads. At some point in your life, even when successful, there is no doubt that you will run into a wall, a barrier or an obstacle stronger than usual.
The vital key to surmount challenges and achieve success in life is to figure out how to go through, climb, dig under, pass over or walk around what is on the difficult roads you take. Have faith and trust that all is going to be fine, maybe not today but in due course, it eventually will.
You should have confidence in the process. You may not be able to see it visibly, but unconsciously you know that it is there. You have to know that difficult roads if accepted and respected, will lead to beautiful destinations. Even if it is not what you asked for, it will get replaced with better.
Sergei VanBellinghen, Founder & CEO of First-Class Lifestyle, currently a Self-Improvement & Success Expert Consultant, using self-development techniques to help you succeed and have a better life. Visit my website at sergeivanbellinghen.com