“You can’t run in opposite directions at the same time.”
When track runners walk up to the starting block, they already know which direction they are going run in upon, starting and finishing their race.
I have found in life, you may start running your race in one direction, but may finish it in a completely different one. The most important part is that you finish your race.
However; one thing you are physically and figuratively unable to do, is to run in opposite directions at the same time. That act is totally impossible.
So think about that, when things in life are not taking you in a direction, you hadn’t planned on going.