Progress is a Path
The idea of successfully moving towards or reaching a desired destination is an obvious metaphor for progress.
Good work Miriam – you’re definitely on the right track.
We have made great strides towards implementing a more effective system.
It’s slow progress but we’re getting there.
OK, it’s not much but it’s a first step.
You’ve almost finished the book? I’m on chapter one – you’re streets ahead of me!
Paths will sometimes involve traversing difficult terrain or man-made features.
Luckily, we found our way through the bureaucracy in time.
I think we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Sometimes a choice has to made as to one’s aims and objectives.
After finishing my studies I was at a crossroads – what should I do next?
One answer to this question is model your aims on someone’s example.
She followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a doctor.
If you are calm and confident, your progress might be easy.
She never panics – she just takes things in her stride.
He tends to follow his instinct and it seems to work.
Successfully achieving something could be simple.
That exam was a stroll in the park!
We won 7-0! We walked it.
On the other hand, our path to success may encounter obstacles or lead nowhere.
The police investigated the accountant but it was a blind alley.
I think we’re wasting our time – we’ve been down this road before.
They tried a different approach but it didn’t lead anywhere.
I’ve repeated the experiment but I keep coming up against a brick
wall – the results don’t make sense.
On some occasions however, completing a journey might not be positive.
This relationship isn’t working – I think we’ve come to the end of the road.