This metaphor perfectly nails the way children are so eager to believe the lies of alienating parents. They miss their absent parent, giving the alienator the perfect opportunity to feed them full of lies to fill the void, and the child eventually begins
"Never leave the site of a goal without first taking some form of positive action towards its attainment. Right now, take a moment to define the first steps you must take to achieve some goal. What can you do today to move forward?