Monday, August 3, 2009

Potholes and Detours

"The road to true success is filled with big potholes and detours, but if you follow your heart, the path you create will be the only one worth living." David Terra, Founder and Publisher, Beyond Race magazine

I like the pothole metaphor in this quote. I think we are more accustomed to (when using the road metaphor for our journeys) noting detours and obstacles, but the pothole metaphor is important. Potholes can be jarring, sudden, and unexpected. And yet, we adjust, we regain control of the car or bike, we right ourselves and keep going.

What are the "potholes" in your academic journey? What experiences have jarred you and momentarily thrown you off course? How did you recover?

Keep at it!

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