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Life Is a Journey
May 22, 2009, 07:00
Filed under: Coping Skills | Tags: , ,

AirplaneBrian Tracy in his notable book “Flight Plan” The Real Secret of Success” shares that over the years he has flown back and forth across the country and around the world many times. One day he learned a remarkable fact: when you fly in any airplane headed for any destination, you will be off course 99 percent of the time! “Because of unavoidable conditions such as updrafts, downdrafts, crosswinds, turbulence, storms, lightning, and the earth’s magnetism, the plane will be off course throughout the journey”.

However, when the plane takes off from Los Angeles bound for New York, the pilot will come on the loudspeaker and say something like, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for flying our airline. Our flight today will take approximately five hours and twelve minutes, to six in the afternoon. Have a nice flight”. And sure enough, five hours and twelve minutes later, the plane lands at LaGuardia, right on the minute, just as predicted.

The point is this: In life, you will be off course most of the time. No matter how carefully you plan and organize in advance, your life will be a series of two steps forward and one step back. From the time you start on your journey of life toward your destination, your will have to make continual course corrections. You will have to start, stop, go left or right, move under or over obstacles, and often retrace your steps. These are the essential experiences your require to become the kind of person your need to be to achieve any kind  of lasting success. “

To A Life Worth Living,

Foresteen Forbes, Psy. D.

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