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A Lesson From The Road Runner

January 24, 2018

Here is another story to help keep you focused on your dreams and goals

The previous story gave the lesson from a Tightrope Walker, who reminds you to Always stay focused on the goal and yet still be in the moment.

Now let’s look at a lesson from the Road Runner

In the “Road Runner” cartoon, the Road Runner is always frustrated and being chased by Wylie Coyote. There is always the scene where the road runner is racing ahead and as he gets to the precipice of a cliff, he darts behind a bush without Wylie Coyote seeing. So Wylie Coyote continues the chase and doesn’t see that he runs past the edge.

Now visualize this scene of Wylie Coyote running with nothing but air beneath him.  When does Wylie Coyote start to fall?  He starts to fall when he looks down. When he looks down and realizes where he is, fear sets in.

Fear is paralyzing!!  Fear is one of the most common excuses/reasons that hold many back from realizing their dreams and goals.

Always look ahead towards your goal.  If you are not looking ahead now, you will be looking back later.

Never look down and let fear take over.

Never look back.  If you are always looking back your future will look like your past.

Heart and Soul

Part of the Eye Of The Tiger series

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Alison permalink
    January 24, 2018 7:45 pm

    Woohoo! I like the visual of Coyote falling as soon as fear sets in. It’s amazing how powerful fear can be if I let it take control. Here’s to keeping my eye on my goals and not letting fear wipe me out!


  2. gooddogbill permalink
    January 24, 2018 6:16 pm

    Thank you, Fred. This teaching works literally as well.

    I’m deathly afraid of heights. What I’ve found is that not looking down certainly helps, but looking forward to overcoming one more bout of terror helps as well. Best, J.R.

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