(Issue #514) Which Road?

 If you get sidetracked, what tools have you developed
to help you move toward your happiness?

While participating in a guided mediation, I heard the words, “There is a highway to upset and a dirt road to happiness.” (Attributed to Tony Robbins.)

Love that metaphor. I don’t know about you, but it speaks to me. I’ve been on both roads—often.

Whether we attempt to deal with noise (the cacophony!) that bombards us or the angst that rises up within ourselves, that dirt road can become mud.

We get stuck; mired; angry; frightened; or discouraged. Happiness is a distant dream. And we just as quickly find ourselves on the highway speeding our way to upset.

You’ve read and heard about limiting the noise, breathing, seeking counsel, connecting with love, and taking care of yourself. That can sound great and, at the same time, only seem to be unhelpful Pollyanna words.

A powerful first step may be to notice which road you are on—or about to travel.  Are you sure you want to enter? If you get sidetracked to the fast lane of stress, angst, worry, and anxiety, what tools have you developed to help you exit and move toward your happiness? Who can help? What can help? What can you do?

As Wayne Dyer said, “I can choose peace rather than this.”

How will you go about that choice?

Video Recommendation for the Week

A quick two-plus minute video that may help you tap into some inner motivation.  In light of our title today, pay attention to the quote at the 1:55 mark of the video.

Make it a great week and HTRB has needed.

My new book has been released.
eBook ($2.99) Paperback ($9.99). Click here.

Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit.

Well, actually, my dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work. Without her, there would be no story.
Click here for more information about the book.

In the meantime, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • My book, Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019), (print and e-book) is available on More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at www.stevepiscitelli.com.
  • Check out my book Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island (2017). It has been adopted for teaching, learning, and coaching purposes. I conducted (September 2019) a half-day workshop for a community college’s new faculty onboarding program using the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

My podcasts can be found at The Growth and Resilience Network®.

You will find more about what I do at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2020. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®

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2 Responses to (Issue #514) Which Road?

  1. marianbeaman says:

    Congrats on the new book, Stave! 🙂


  2. Pingback: (Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020 | The Growth and Resilience Network®

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