Detours are opportunities

4 min readMay 18, 2023

“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” — Mandy Hale

“Detours are opportunities”

“In the moment, you most likely won’t know how valuable such detours will prove to be, but life has a way of revealing the hidden magic in these moments down the road at the appropriate time.” — Shannon Ables

“Detours are opportunities”

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” — Zig Ziglar

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Detours are disguised as opportunities.

Some of us will never see the opportunities as we are intensely focused on the present moment detours.

We really need to step up our focus in order to actually see the opportunity that is right in front of our eyes. I describe focus as fierce, optimum, concentration, unusually sustained.

It is unusually sustained, as some people are distracted and cannot sustain focus for any length of time.

Take a moment and think about all the distractions that are around us 24/7 and 86,400 seconds of each glorious day.

Walk into any private or public space, and it doesn’t take long to see that people are fixated on a device that is either in their hands or on their lap.

Technology is amazing. However, when technology rules our entire lives, we must pause and realize what is really happening.

Our brains have enormous potential and power to catapult our lives into whatever it is that we want to achieve.

Along this pursuit, detours always present themselves as stumbling blocks in our chosen path.

Do not be dissuaded as the detours are temporary paths to actually get you where you really want to go.

However, your paradigm that sits on your shoulder with a persistent and annoying voice will tell you all the logical reasons why you must not choose the detour.

No one wants to be derailed from their chosen path. In fact, we become very troubled when this occurs in our life.

Hindsight creates 20/20 vision but foresight does not have all the factors and moving parts that are essential towards achieving the prize.

Insight is crucial in that we are able to utilize our intellectual factors being will, imagination, memory, perception, intuition and reason.

These intellectual factors provide us with the guidance system that supersedes our physical factors and allow us to embrace the detours that are actually opportunities in disguise.

Don’t be fooled by present circumstance detours as these are intended to catapult you to your ultimate destination.

Again, the key to navigate these detours is to see them as challenging opportunities.

All the best as you approach your detours with confidence, determination, resilience and everything else that you can muster.

Carpe Momentum.

Yours in success
Franco Cianflone

1 on 1 Coaching
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Certified Corporate Trainer, Educator, Business Consultant, Author & Entrepreneur. Franco Cianflone is a graduate of the internationally acclaimed Bill Gove Speech Workshop with a Corporate Speaker designation.

His extensive corporate training includes Bob Proctor, Paul Martinelli, and training seminars/sessions with Steve Siebold, John Maxwell, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, and many others. He is the author of sixteen books to date and co-founder of Mini Bytes For The Brain.

Fifty years of Education and Business leadership compliments his mission to transform and catapult the results of individuals everywhere on the globe as far as Australia. His life mantra is, “Others will be looking at the fire while you are walking through the fire towards your victory and success.





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