Imagine the journey to elite as the highway. You can take it in any direction, whichever you choose. As long as you stay on the highway, you’re on the journey.You can choose to go faster or slower. You can choose to stay in your lane or change lanes. You can choose to stare at the road or enjoy the scenery. You can choose to compete with other cars or ignore them completely. If you’re driving, you’re choosing.
Eventually you’ll get stuck in traffic. But you’re on the highway. You’ll be in a pouring rain. But you’re on the highway. You’ll have car issues. But you’re on the highway. Someone will tailgate you and cut you off. But you’re on the highway. You’ll get a ticket. But you’re on the highway. You’ll have no clue where you are. But you’re on the highway. You’ll get in a wreck. But you’re on the highway.
Getting off the highway, opting-out of the journey to elite, is easy. Just take any of the off-ramps conveniently placed about every mile. You see them. You know them. You’ve watched other people take them. The journey to elite, like the highway, has no shortage of off-ramps that people choose to take. They get confused, frustrated, discouraged, or tired and opt-out of the journey.
Are you going to stay on the highway or take the off-ramp?