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THE ROAD THAT WILL APPEAR

ONLY AFTER IT IS TRAVELED 

By:  Luigi Jannuzzi

If you want a road in front of you, become an accountant, veterinarian, or lawyer. There is a set path of study, exams and graduation.

 

If you want to be an artist, expect no road before you. However, when you turn around in one, two, thirty years, there will be a road. But it will be in back of you.

 

This non road that leads you seemingly aimless at first into the wood,
the desert, the mountain, will appear in back of you right to where you are standing, where you are about to take your next step.

 

You must get use to this. Take comfort in the past that leads you to where you are, that made you what you create, and that will propel your next step.

 

You have quite frankly chosen the road that will appear only after it is imagined and traveled. This is what you wanted. This is what you dream of. This is what you have fought for.

 

Why the anxiety of no path before you? Why the palpitations for this excitement that you wish for?

 

If you're still having problems with this, say this over and over and it may help:

 

"I know where I'm going, look the proof is behind me."

Or:

"Of course I'm on the road, look it is right in back of me."

Or last of all:

"Where am I going next, I'll tell you when I'm there!"