Double Vision

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

  – Lewis Carroll, writer

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Discussion Prompt:  How does having a clear direction or sense of purpose relate to success?

Writing Prompt:  What are some roadblocks or distractions that get on your path when you are trying to reach your destination goal?  What are some plans you could make before the journey that would help you get around those roadblocks if and when you encounter them?  In other words, what would help you stay on track?

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23 thoughts on “Double Vision

  1. To get over a road block i would make plans to stay focus of my goal and make the best of the situation if a roadblock stops me from my goal or destination. i would only keep people who have the same focus of completeing their goals as well.

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  2. Some distractions that get on your path when your trying to reach your goal is immature, arrogant individuals, and problems with family and people dying and just all kinds of obstacles you can think of. You could stop talking to them immature people and try to be there for your family and just try to make your goal the main priority and not let anyone bring you down. It would help me stay on task by just staying to myself and not talking to people who are gonna try and bring you down and just want to see you fail.

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  3. A good way to stay on track would being sure of where you want to go. If you don’t know exactly where you want to go, then you could end up anywhere. The best way to control where you end up is to have a good idea of where each road will take you. Some roadblocks could be problems you face on the way, or taking the wrong path to your destination. A plan of action before after you decide what you’re doing, and before you start to do it would be a good way to prepare.

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  4. The quote “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” means in other words that if you don’t know what you’re going to do in life any road in life will get you somewhere. That life will continue with or without any decisions and hopefully you’ll figure out what you want to do while taking that road.

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  5. Having a clear direction to your future directly relates to success. If somebody doesn’t know what they plan to do with their lives, then nothing will ever happen and their lives will remain unchanged. You can’t just ‘go with the flow’ until a good life pans out, that won’t happen. Many people are faced with financial issues that could interrupt a persons road to success. Issues such as not having money for college most commonly fall into this category, but even things such as transportation can keep a person from obtaining their goals. By planning ahead these ‘roadblocks’ can be resolved before they even become a problem on a persons road to success. Issues such as lacking money to go to college can be resolved by looking into financial aid ahead of time. The best way to stay on track in my opinion is to plan ahead.

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  6. some things that get in my path are people that try to bring me down and put me in the wrong directions. i can overcome these things by not letting them get in my head and doing the things i think is right.

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  7. Me staying on track is very easy if I may say. All I do to stay on track is simply surround myself around people who want the same outcome as me. I also prepare myself so I’m well qualified to do good work or a good job. So staying on track for me is basically preparation and being around positive people.

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  8. A plan is always a good thing to have. A couple back up plans are always nice to have. if you find yourself in a situation that your stuck then you should take a step back and see what your options are. Once you see what your options are you can decide whatv to do and then go from there.

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  9. Roadblocks or distractions? That’s a good question. There are many roadblocks and distractions in life. But there are many ways that I have to get around the roadblocks i have in life. The plans that i have to avoid my roadblocks is to stay focused on the things i want most in life. I know that as Brandi I have goals that have set for myself. That is how I keep myself on the right path.

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  10. If my goal is boring or the road to what i’m trying to do is boring then i will most likely lose interest. The things that i can do to prepare for the roadblocks is to think of all the pros that could happen if i accomplish my goal that i set. And if it is some kind of other distraction like something urgent, like, i’m running out of money or my health isn’t doing so good then i will have to focus on that problem until i get myself together.

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  11. what the prompt means is that if you dont know what the future is going to hold, don’t waste your time on earth. If you chose the wrong path for your life thats your choice, but if you take the right path you are going to have a better life.

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  12. Many distractions or road blocks can come into the picture to try and deter you from your overall goal in life. Peer pressure, poor decisions, unplanned pregnancy, and life issues are just some of the many factors or potential roadblocks that may deter you from your overall goal. Many factors contribute to helping you stay on track, for example; a strong support system. Surround yourself with positive people that want nothing but the best for you. Persevere, press on even when the situation seems to hard to overcome. Just keep your mind on the prize and stay focus, anything that penetrates your path, YOU WILL OVERCOME!

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  13. As one gets older in life they have to make some decisions that could make or break your life. As one makes progress through your last years in high school you get your first job and start off your life. While one is in his or her last few years try their hardest for good grades to get accepted in to a good college. Some of the distractions one might face is having a girlfriend or accurring to much stress maybe from home or trying to keep a good GPA. As life goes on one will inquire a family and have a good job if he or she had went to college and graduated.

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  14. some of the road blocks for me would be, trying to stay on that goal and not get distracted by family,friends and work.
    my goal is to get into the right line of work doing something i want to do in the future and that to be a diesel tech and my family and friends to help me in any way they can to help me pursuit my dreams of being a diesel tech

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  15. When trying to reach goals in life you should always try and plan ahead to avoid road blocks. When you cant avoid them you face them head on and make the best you can out of a situation. For example I hit a major road block, my uncle passed away. So i planned to attend school and work as usual then after i would go and visit family after. Even though it was important my life goals are more important to me and by missing school and work would have thrown me off track. From my grades to a shorted pay check for that week.

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  16. With all this talk about “roadblocks” and “distractions” its all just inside you head. As a person with all the possibilities in the world the sole option is up to you. Everyone has the same intention span as the next but, some have different courses and abilities than the other. Distrations come in many different ways and forms but with a focused mind you can accomplish anything in your path. Where there’s a will there’s a way and with a way temptation can be over concorced.

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  17. Some roadblocks or distractions that get in my way when I am trying to reach my destination goal is laziness, and sometimes people. Laziness can be avoided by motivation, and by doing so then “lazy” is no more. Distractions such as people can get in the way. Also, to doing what it is that your goal is then dedication and self-courage is a must. Being positive is a main key. There are other roadblocks and distractions other then what i mentioned.

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  18. when you are pursuing your life goal, there can be many obsticles that will slow you down or just throw you offcourse. when traveling down your path, if you encounter such a thing such as bills, car crash, unexpected kid, etc, keep your head high and keep your mind set on your goal. depending on how you deal with these obsticles you should be able to stay on track. Dont freakout or change your mind beacause its hard to overcome, anything and everything is possible when you put your mind to it. there is always a way to do something, you just have to try.

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  19. It is good to have a direction in life because without a direction you will not amount to anything or do anything for yourself. Having a direction in life is important because it will pursue you to become successful in life. If you don’t have a direction in life then you will be worthless and obtain nothing in life.

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  20. Roadblocks that could get in my way to success would actually be simple to see but be very hard to achieve. Like funds for collage, work, and even a bad influence. Paying for college has proved to be very challenging for most people to do. And sometime you don’t even notice what you done when you’ve chosen a job ever a career because it’s easy money now. It’s hard to see in the future you have dreamed for.

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  21. Many people have plans for their own futures and others do not. So what do you do when you don’t have a plan what road to you take. The quote from Lewis Carroll says that any road will take you but what does that mean I am not really sure but I can say this plan for the future planning ahead of time is always a good idea and that must of use are senior and that what comes next is college and for some it just might be high school. But for me it college see I planned for what’s ahead but I know there will be obstacles up ahead so what do you do to avoid then and get to your destination well that up to you. Always have plan make sure you know what your doing and stick with it. It is easy to follow one path rather then walk on many.

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  22. The quote means that if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be.If you don’t have a game plan and you’re taking things day by day, then you won’t have a specific goal you’re trying to accomplish. Since you don’t have a specific goal you’re trying to accomplish then wherever you land is good enough because good enough is all you know. I have many roadblocks that make it ten times harder for me to achieve my goal. My job, my friends, my home life, and even myself. I start doing too many things and I don’ prioritize and I get off track and everything becomes a big blog. I could create a pace chart or a schedule where I could have specific times for specific things. I can focus more and make school my number one priority before anything else. If I really want to reach my destination or my goal, I will do everything that I can to not let the roadblocks get in my way and I will achieve what I want to achieve. Which is exactly what I plan on doing.

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