The Road to Success By: Grandma Sheila


What is success?

The road to success is one that many people decide to take. When you take this road, you often come across many side roads. Sometimes you take a side road and find it to be a most interesting and rewarding journey.

Sometimes the side road you take is full of bumps and not a very good choice. So, once you recognize that this is not a good road, you either go back and get on the original road or take another side road.

This process on the road to success is full of many decisions and then, maybe a journey of deciding to stay on the current road or changing your mind and going on another road.

You say, well, tell me what the right road to success looks like so I won’t make a mistake and take the wrong one. Your answer is that I can’t. The roads are different for each person and what is good for me or someone else may not necessarily be the right road for you.

You can take the same road as someone you know now and it may be wonderful, but then again, it might not be right for you. The sooner you realize it is not right, get off and start on the next road that you will choose.

Road choosing is something you do all of your life. It is choosing the right road for the time and space you are in at the moment you need that road.

There is one philosophy: You can take the road less traveled and have better opportunities, but even that philosophy may not be right for you. For instance if you enter into a parking lot and follow another car, you will be less likely to get a parking space because the other car is also looking for that same parking space and will take it before you can. Or, you might get lucky and have someone leave a parking space and your car will be next in line for that space and move right into it.

If you go to another less crowded lot or aisle, your chances may be greater of getting a parking space and there may be more spaces available. You never know which road will yield up to you the treasures you are looking for. So be aware of what road you are on and be sure you are aware of what is happening on that road. If it is a good road, stay and if it is not, get onto another road.

You keep choosing roads according to what you want at the time you are choosing them. So long, safe travels, and perhaps, one day we will see each other along the same road


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brendelle
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 18:52:34

    This article came at a perfect time in my life and deciding to stay straight on the road I have been following the past four years. Thanks!


  2. Carly Marshall
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 20:59:50

    Nice post. Makes you think. I like it


  3. peestol
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 06:24:15

    We were so lucky to have trod the same road for such a little amount of time and yet we still feel we can share your road!
    Thanks for sharing…


  4. Dina
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:16:37

    I seem to get stuck in the crossroads!


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:21:24

      We all get stuck at the crossroads, that’s the thing. It is how you handle it.
      Decisions are to be made and re-made if need be until the very end. After that, I do not know. “Keep on keeping on.”


  5. Tom McK
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 15:48:50

    LOL have been taking the side roads most of my life. Has been quite a ride.


  6. Keith Anderson
    Jul 29, 2014 @ 12:04:55

    I love seeing all of your paintings in one convenient place!


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