There is a popular saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Today, as a friend of mine and me discussed about life and goals, he brought it up sarcastically. I try to sit on the fence when it comes to issues I don’t have many facts on or can’t agree to at a particular point in time. Shortly after he left, I reminiscent over his words and decided to write about it. I love what I do and I love to write.

I am of the opinion that the road to hell isn’t paved with good intentions. No matter how you look at it, empty promised are like rushing to tap water with loosed tap head, it never knows when to stop unless you do something about it. Walk away from every negative energy. I’m afraid if you don’t, you will keep hallucinating till the end of time. We all want a better position in life, a better job, a better relationship, a better partner. We all want the best of everything, but in life, nothing goes the way we plan or want them to. Nevertheless, life still remains a gift.

What makes you think you need to cut corners? Who told you the road to hell has good intentions? Why do you constantly need to please others by showing them how efficient you are thereby stretching yourself thin? Why do you push the river?

I believe the puzzling questions running through your mind right now is, “how..?” And not, “why?” But I do believe that if you can find the answer to “why”, then “how”, falls in place perfectly. You must never be so fast to compromise on your integrity. We are all guilty of wanting the easy way out of anything in life. As humans, we are naturally made to minimize pain, avoid hardships, detest stress, and to a large extent this can be considered healthy, but not all situations, especially when it comes to choosing a career path or a life partner.

Margo Price – Sometimes you find your strongest faith in the darkest corners.

When you take the road to hell paved with promises of good intentions, you get instant gratification, temporary satisfaction and as my friend would always say, “Whitney, you get short money”. There are no short cuts in life, especially when it comes to making critical decisions in life. Grow up! Get positively engaged. If the situation you find yourself in requires you putting your sweats and tears into it, do it. Someday, your good works and hard works will pay off. You’re closer to your break through than you think you are.

I have listened to people say to me, ” Whitney, good things happen to us even when we cut corners”. Yes, they do. But, better and long lasting things happen to people who don’t take the easy way out.

Blessings and Love ❤️?

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talks,, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

2 Thoughts on “The Road To Hell Isn’t Paved With Good Intentions”

  • I hear that Alcoholics Anonymous tries to motivate their clients with a similar saying: “The road to hell is paved with good intoxicants” — but I had a few too many at the time, so maybe I heard wrong.

    • Your response gave me a good smile. I haven’t heard that before, but I’m pretty sure someday and soon I will.
      At least now, I have just heard it from you. ?.

      Thank you for dropping by and sharing with us.

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