Riding The Roller Coaster To Success

The problem that most of us face is that we think that there is only one road to success. We are constantly at battle with ourselves to find the right direction to go in. The truth is, there is not a specific path to success. In order to achieve success you will fail over and over again.

Lately, A lot of people has been asking me what my next move is. Sometime I don’t even know what my next move is myself. Most people believe that they know what is best for others and I use to even be one of them.

“Girl are you still working at Bloomingdale’s?”

“When are you going back to college?”

“Why are you still at that dead end job?”

I use to ask my friends these questions because I always felt like little movement was better than no movement until I realized that I had to respect people’s process. Some people have a purpose to fulfill where they are before God decides to moves them.

Some people believe that I should be doing something different from what I am doing now but I have something else in mind for myself. The purpose of living is not to stress where you will be tomorrow, but to live in today and embrace where you are now.

I am a firm believer that God will bring me where I need to be when it’s time for me to be there. You will win and you will fail, then the cycle will happen all over again. All you can do is ride the roller coaster and take some pictures along the way.

When people ask you, what are you doing tell them that you are doing what you need to do until he decides to move you. You don’t have to explain what God has planned for you with others because it is hard enough answering to yourself when you may fail at something.

Some of us are scared of roller coasters and others love it. I remember the first time that I stood on line to ride a roller coaster. I felt like my chest was going to fall to my feet. The closer I got to the front of the line, the more fear rose in my heart. When I reached the front of the line after waiting an hour in line, I knew that it was too late to turn back now. The ride attendant strapped me in and I nearly fainted.

The scariest part about the roller coaster is not the first drop, but the moment right before it when it rises to the top. The tension rises as you prepare for the first drop because there is no turning back. Those few moments when you reach the top before it drops you feel empowered and scared at the same time. After that first drop you are ready for the ride.

This is what it’s like to be successful. Once you’ve reached the top you may come back down, but their are more peaks to be reached. You will face obstacles that may pull you back down, but once you hit rock bottom there is no where else to go but back up.


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