As we travel down the path that leads us to the desired outcome of our lives, we often find the greatest obstacles are the ones created from self-doubt. One of the greatest of causes for self-doubt comes from our own distraction.
It is not uncommon for us to encounter diversions as we move toward accomplishing our goals. We might be drawn to something that is more appealing in the moment, something that does not necessarily lead to our destination. While on a very long journey we may decide we need to take a break to recharge and regroup, only to find the break has lasted considerably longer than we had originally intended it to.
It is at this point we might feel we’ve lost too much momentum, and that it might be too difficult to get started again. Perhaps we feel that the opportunities we once had for success are now out of reach, or we even doubt that we still want what we thought we wanted originally, way back then.
What we often forget is that distractions have a very important function. For one, they can serve to test our tenacity. They serve as proving grounds to validate for ourselves just how much we want to accomplish that vision we set out for in the first place. If it is something we truly want, no level of distraction can deter us for too long.
Distractions can also serve to entice us to take a critical respite, to prevent us from overextending ourselves or from burning out. As was mentioned in a previous post, at times when our progress is not as considerable as we would like we will overcompensate through excessive efforts that may end up being counterproductive and detrimental. A well-timed distraction provides a wonderful shiny metal object to encourage us to take that break we are needing, one that we may not otherwise take if it wasn’t there.
The function of distraction we may be least aware of is the needed diversion from a potential hazard down the road. The greater part of ourselves knows what lies on the road ahead though our eyes cannot see past the twists and turns. The distraction that has lured us in has drawn us away from the road in order to have us avoid a storm or potential dangers up ahead. This is the Universe assisting us in having us travel at the most appropriate times to ensure we arrive safely.
With each road we travel toward our desired destination we can expect to get waylaid by distraction. It is the natural course of our life travel. The beauty of it all is that no matter how far off track we get by one distraction or another, the road is still there and it still leads to our destination.