Earlier this week I was purchasing some cards at my favorite store Papyrus. I saw a greeting card that struck a chord with me because it was spoke about the journey. Card was an X0 X0 card designed by Dominique whose motto reads “INSPIRE MOTIVATE CELEBRATE EMPOWER GIVE BACK.” The message on this particular card read “Enjoy the journey – embrace the detour.”
Very short, very simple, yet inspiring, motivating, celebrating, empowering and giving back. After further thought, I decided to write out what DETOUR means in the context of our lives and our journeys.
Don’t let the DISTRACTION throw you. Detours can distract you but can also make you more determined to work your way through it so you can continue your journey.
Do let it ENERGIZE you so that you can rise to the challenge and keep moving forward even if you have to take a step backward to do so.
Do TRY your best to get back on course – remember, your journey is not a race and each day is to be savored despite whatever challenges arise.
Remain OPEN to the alternative routes – sometimes you may find a path you never thought of taking before and it could be what you need to motivate you to keep going.
Do USE your knowledge, skills and experience to travel the alternate path – believe in yourself but don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Do REMEMBER that you can do this. You can handle any detour so go for it!