Recently, I came across a quote from Melchor Lim:
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” ~ Melchor Lim
This quote is motivating because it tells you that your present situation may be difficult but your destination will be more satisfactory and fulfilling.
This quote can help build a person’s confidence.
But here’s an observation: recently I went to North India Countryside and I took the following picture – of a beautiful road.
The journey observed beautiful roads and also led us to beautiful destinations!
So I thought about the quote a bit more and I realized that:
Your destination would depend on what you make of your journey. Tough roads, easy roads, beautiful roads, pleasant moments, frustrating situations … all will come, but they would matter less if you have certain thought process to deal with them.
Such a thought process would start with the following critical question: why an external anything has any “control” over your feelings?
As a traveler, YOU matter more to your future, not the roads.
YOU matter because you’re the traveler. You’re the action-taker. You make things happen, not the roads. When the roads don’t make things happen, they are powerless. The one who makes thing happen is powerful, and that’s YOU!
So regardless of the type of the road, difficult or easy, ugly or beautiful, you will reach your beautiful destination if you choose to do so.
Go, reach your destination no matter what. Not because the road is beautiful, but because you choose to!