Song lyrics. Great Song Lyrics. Great Song. Now here’s my take:
Twice a week, I drive to a train station about about 50 miles away. Sometimes it takes me an hour, sometimes it takes me much longer. When it takes me longer, I can usually blame one or two causes: accidents or road work.
The road work has been an on-going project for over a year. It has been expensive, time consuming and a pain in the butt. The traffic patterns are confusing, and merging on to the highway adds an addrenaline spike to my drive home.
But when the road has been widened, the lanes are smooth, and the workers and their machinery move to a different project, I’ll forget about all the inconvenvience. If the road was built well. If it wasn’t, if one part is missing: the angles of the ramp were mis-engineered, or the road is bumpy, I’m going to remember the awful time I had commuting from work. I’m going to think about how that whole load of crap we had to deal with was a waste of everyone’s time and money.
And what would be the worse case in road work: the workers keep their equipment there, no new work is getting done, but all of the inconvenient pain in the butt road work is there for drivers to contend with. YUCK.
So here’s my point: Life is a Highway.
We undertake self-improvement projects that are sometimes exhuasting, or just make us incredibly uncomfortable, because positive growth is work and the process sometimes sucks.
But much like highway work, it will make our travels better in the end. We will enjoy the fruits of our labor, and forget the pains of getting there. BUT if we stop halfway through, don’t clean up our project, nor do we make any effort to learn from our shortcoming, we just made everything worse.
So take on your self-improvement projects. If not, you’ll be working with dirt roads that are impassible in any sort of inclement weather. But make sure you keep you eye on your progress, so as to not ruin traffic for no reason.