Traffic jams are the worst. Ok, there are worse things, but who likes traffic?
Traffic is the product of a bunch of people trying to get to the same place the same way.
When it comes to success, there are lots of people trying to get there, but the only roads that are crowded are the “easy” ones, the quick-fix routes that don’t take a lot of discipline, thought or diligence.
In reality I’d say the road to success is less like a backed up freeway and more like a Mt. Everest basecamp. What’s holding you back is not a bunch of people who can’t (or won’t) get out of your way. It’s actually just you. Doing the right thing isn’t overpopulated, it’s just difficult. It takes a lot of work to get there.
Before you start honking your horn and blaming all the idiots on the road in front of you (we’re back to the metaphor), try looking in the mirror. How can you train yourself to take the hard steps to achieve success? It’s highly unlikely that luck (or, “missing rush hour”) has made the difference in those who have reached their destination.
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