I have a story that if you knew me you know things like this happen to me all of the time. I was on my way to go get my brand new car and where it was located was about 300 miles away from where I currently reside. Knowing that I had 2 options which was to take a plane ride or take the train. The prices were the same but the train ride sounded and looked more convenient since it was so close to where I live. I decided to take the train and had it booked and was all prepared to get to where I was going to go. I get to the train station and was told there was a 9 hour delay due to the train hitting a pedestrian about 5 miles away from the station. The train was so close to getting to where it needed to be but one accident caused me and a few others to almost get delayed. There was a group of 3 other girls who just finished school and were going back home for break that were waiting with me for this train. The train operator walked over to us and told us if we drove to Orlando we could make the next train which would get us to our destinations only 30 minutes later then originally scheduled. My problem was that I don't have a car and would not be able to make it to Orlando in the next hour. To my luck though the 3 girls were going to go to Orlando to catch the next train and even though I didn't talk to them the whole time we were waiting they kindly told me I could ride with them! This was great news because I could now get to where I needed to be on time! We got to the train station hopped in the train and got to our destinations safe and sound with only a 30 minute delay to our original time scheduled.
This story reminds me of times that we so often end up having in our own lives. When I was upset and in a situation that made me unhappy I ended up being around a group of people who lifted me up. Of course I didn't know there names in the moment and never even said a word to them but the point is they were there to help. When something in your life gets delayed you need to make sure you have people around you who will bring you where you need to be. It is like that phrase... "Show me your friends and I'll show you your future". Some people around you when you really think about it may be delaying you to things that you need to get to. I look back and see how making sure I have good people around me has contributed to getting to where I have been. I also look back and see how people in life have delayed me from getting to my destination I should be at already. Your destination may have been delayed 9 days, 9 weeks, 9 months or even 9 years but make sure today you change that! Who you surround yourself with can easily determine if you get to your destination on time or if you get delayed. I want to constantly make sure I am surrounding myself with people who will get me to my purpose, goals, dreams and future on time!
The encouragement and motivation is this: Surround yourself with people who will get you to your destination on time and not delayed.