In today’s world, most of us have a GPS in some form or another, whether in the car or on your phone. These apps are designed to help guide us on our journeys, but they can also be challenging and may lead us to the wrong decisions.
I remember back in the day, printing maps off MapQuest to get to where I needed to go, and looking back, I wonder how I got anywhere. I must’ve memorized the route or frequently stopped, looking for the next turn or any relevant landmarks.
While these apps have helped us learn to navigate the world easier, they could be better. While driving the other day, my GPS was a tad slow and didn’t notify me of the next turn until it was too late. I passed right by it and dreaded the “recalculating,” waiting until it told me my next turn. I admit that when the GPS slows, I share my frustrations with it by saying things like, “hmmm, you haven’t had your coffee yet, have you?” Or “that was a little late; maybe do better next time!”
Who doesn’t talk to the GPS when they’re driving?
I recently listened to a podcast where the host spoke about leadership traits. One of the traits the podcast host described was the need to adopt a “hard right” lifestyle when making difficult decisions. In life, we are met with choices that can be easy but not always the right decision, or difficult ones, that challenge us but, ultimately, are the right choices for us. It can be hard to know which way to go, or the right path to take.
Our mission and the culture of our work at KenCrest, are a GPS in their own way; they provide us directions and help us decide which way we should go. These guidance systems can play in your head with each decision and help guide you in the right direction. They can ask questions and help you save energy and — in the case of driving — gas. Who doesn’t want to avoid wasting something expensive?
In the next series of blogs, I will offer some directional guidance in the form of language that will make you think about the choices that are available in your life. These blogs come with an cautionary warning; some of the turns you will make are hard ones, and there will be challenges, but in the end, they will help guide you toward the right decisions in life.