You’re on a road trip and suddenly realised you’re on the wrong path and had to backtrack. You find you have a lot of options to guide you as you did so. Options such as your intuition, road signs, map, sat nav and even certain people on your path. Still, you couldn’t backtrack! You then became confused and travelled further away from your path. The path you now know but feels out-of-the-way!
Our world is like so! We find ourselves travelling in a path that isn’t ours. We want to backtrack and are presented with a lot of options, but we become confused; so confused that we lose ourselves further in the wrong path. At this point, you either choose to stay confused in the wrong path or explore the various options open to you. The downside of staying in the wrong path, of course, is that you become frustrated and loose excitement of experiencing another journey. This then takes you to a place where you settle for a path that’s not yours. Being on this path could make you lose confidence in yourself; and often perceived as incompetent. Majorly because you’re at your best when you are on the right path. You get the recognition that’s yours and your strength shines!
Whilst we all sometimes find ourselves on the wrong path, there’s nothing as good as still finding your own path. You stop struggling with things that are not meant for you; channel your energy towards yours. The result being more confidence and opportunities to develop yourself. You really do not have all the time in the world to keep learning on a wrong path. You’ve learnt enough to now backtrack and find you.
The good news is that we now live in a world where there are opportunities, and a lot more options to help us travel the right path. And am talking about options not limited to specific professions, as there were before. The world is now exploring more metrics to measure growth, development, diversity, creativity, IT skills and musicality to name a few. You can see the world is getting smaller; so why waste time on a wrong path when yours’ waiting for you to explore and grow.
You only find you when you make up your mind to do so. When you join the many people, who acknowledge that they’re on the wrong path, have learnt from it and now, backtracked. You are not alone; a lot of people are in the same boat and are everyday finding ways to find them. We are always on a road trip, sometimes we find our way easily and at other times, hard to find it. What matters is our resolve to find us and be confident to explore appropriate options in order to do so.