I am sure many of us remember being told “…watch where you are going,” or “look right and left before crossing the street.” We were told to be aware, because it is important to know where you are or where you are going. Over the last couple of weeks, I have found myself driving around aimlessly because I was lost. Once I was lost in Temple, Texas trying to find a bar-b-que restaurant. A few days later, I found myself lost in Dallas trying to find a bar-b-que restaurant (clearly, I like bar-b-que). In both cases, I had no idea how to get to my location, but I thought if I kept driving I would finally see something that was familiar and then would know what direction to go. In both cases, I found myself at an intersection (crossroad). My Mom was with me on both occasions, and I remember her saying “…go in this direction, there looks like there is life down there.” We were making decisions based on what we saw, but the problem was that we could only see so far, and had no idea what was beyond what we saw. Finally, when I got tired enough, I gave in and utilized the navigation system.
Associate Certified Coach, ICF