Staying On Track Despite Life’s Detours

Davida Rappaport shares how to overcome some of the obstacles on your road to greatness.

If there is a light at the end of the tunnel, do you see it as a train getting ready to hit you, or do you see it as your ticket to a better life? If I were you, I would hop on that train. In almost every instance, it will take you to a better, happier place.

If the road you are traveling is paved with a) detours, b) brick walls, c) closed doors, d) distractions, and e) personal issues, don’t give up! Think of these things as speed bumps — glitches or annoyances. Things happen for reasons you may not understand and often force you to slow down and get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. This helps you reassess your personal, career, and life goals.

What is important is that you decide to forge ahead and stay focused, rather than give up. Here are some thoughts to help you whenever you become stuck:

a) Detours. Take them; they might lead you to something better and the experience is often worth it. The new direction may present some challenges and frustrations, but in the long run, this detour may actually put you on the right road.

b) Brick walls. Walk around them; climb them; or better yet, look for a detour.

c) Closed doors. Bang on them, knock them down, or find another door. Of course, you can always look for an open window. Closed doors will give you time to re-think what you want. Perhaps you may discover that you are using the wrong approach.

d) Distractions. Decide if you want distractions. If you do, you need to figure out how to work with them and still stay on track. If not, say, “No thank you.” Unfortunately, sometimes you might create distractions so you can avoid following through…Continue reading on

Davida is a psychic/clairvoyant entertainer, speaker, spiritual counselor and tarot instructor.

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Rosemary H.
Rosemary H5 years ago

Yes...and it often pays to take the road less travelled, if that is what appeals.

Aged 30something, I found that getting married was much more difficult than it is supposed to be. I realised that if I lived a life that was a solitary copy of other people's married bliss while I worked that one out, I could end up bitter and twisted. I'd saved my money so I quit my boring job and went to the Himalayas. It was intended to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip, but it wasn't, and it led to possibilities I hadn't dreamt of.

Deborah W.
Deborah W5 years ago

Keep your eye on the prize, never give up, and always get up one more time than you get knocked down. Takes time, but with practice comes results

Laura Saxon
.5 years ago

Lovely article. Thanks for sharing.

Nils Anders Lunde
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GGma Sheila
Sheila D5 years ago

I have often found that detours are much more interesting, even more fun, than staying on the smooth road. You can sometimes meet the best people while detouring or at roadblocks if you just take the time to slow down, even stop, and look around. Good article. Thank you.

heather g.
heather g5 years ago

Interesting reading. At times I think we all feel that we are the only ones dealing with the regular blocks in one's way.

One of my biggest decisions in life worked extremely smoothly - with everything falling into place. Yet in the end I found I had been taken in and had been wearing rose-coloured glasses. Detours, distractions and road-blocks is what life is all about. We just need to make the best of it....

Mary T.
Mary T5 years ago

thanks for the information.

paul m.
paul m5 years ago

Thanks ..

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for sharing

Mark Botermuc
Mark p.muc5 years ago

Thanks ...