During the course of any journey, one needs to stop every once in a while, to look around, check that you’re actually moving in the right direction, check the location of certain key features against a map to ensure that you actually are where you think you are on the map, and then get back to moving towards your destination. This is how life must be treated too, I have found.
For me this happened last December. It was a time to look at the industry and understand where it was going, and look at me and my skills and understand where I was going, and where I wanted to go. The picture in my head didn’t match where the map told me I was, and where I was going. This was disconcerting. So I decided to look around, and find my direction once again before restarting my journey.
These days I’m looking around more often to make sure I’m on the right course. As a result my course corrections aren’t as big as they needed to be in the past, and that is comforting.
How often do you look at your life and make changes that you need to? If you don’t look at the big picture often, do you find that you need to make bigger corrections? What would happen if you made more frequent evaluations and corrections on your life’s journey?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below, and I will answer as soon as I can.