The Road Is Never What You Expect


I don’t know where you’re going, but what I do know is that it won’t be how you expected it to be. The road is never what you expect, and very often is not straight.

Sometimes there’s not even a road at all, you must create one.

If you find yourself going on a straight road get out, quick! Take a turn, go off-road, make it messy. Beautiful straight roads are not only boring but also dangerous, and before you realize it you are at the end of it. Side note: various surveys from different countries have found that most traffic accidents happen on straight roads. Uneven roads, on the other hand, are exciting, they actually take you somewhere and because they are harder than driving straight it makes you more skillful, it keeps you awake.

If you find yourself on a bumpy, uneven, and curvy road keep going, you are doing something right. Most often the outcome is not even what you expect, it can actually be better, but this is your choice. You decide where to stop, what to stop for, where to take the next turn and where you’re going.

Ultimately, the road is never what you expect, so you might as well find joy while traveling it.

Where are you headed? How is your road looking?

Much happiness,

Hansel | @hanselpahmer