I've been running the beach in Maine for 15 years now, and believe it or not, it took me a long time to figure out the following:
If you go to the beach you are undoubtedly going to be attracted to the white sandy section or the shimmering wet sand...we all are. So was I. As I did my daily runs, I thought because the sandy section looked soft it would be easier on my legs........WRONG. The wet sand looked like glass, so I thought it had to be the perfect running platform...........equally INCORRECT. What I found was that there is a section of beach between the fluffy and wet sand that is the perfect surface to run on. Who would have thought it? Life is kind of like running on that beach. We are attracted to the road that looks comfortable (the fluffy sand) or the road that shimmers (the wet sand), but just because they look awesome, doesn't mean they are the paths that are going to take us to our goal. As you go about obtaining your perfect life, allow yourself to consider all of the paths the Universe opens for you. It may not be the easiest or the most glamorous, but there will be a path that gets you to where you want to go. You just have to allow yourself to find it.
~Keep The Faith, Frank