What exactly do I mean by being Addcited to Directions?
Well, I think I'm addicted to directions. Before I start anything, I often need to know
- what all the steps are
- how to do I get there
- what do I do
- what can I expect when I follow said directions
However, that makes for a rather boring life. Really! You wouldn't think so, but let me tell you why.
I've been taking classes forever. Granted I absolutely love learning in all shapes and forms. However, since I'm so used to ignoring my inner guidance, I find myself in a program that I'm not particularly enjoying.
Why am I doing it? you may be asking yourself...
Because there's a set plan.
- Take class
- Do homework
- Get good grade
- Take next class
- Do that class's homework
- Get good grade
- Lather, rinse, repeat
- Get better job, life, experience, what have you
But is that exactly how the world works? Things don't always go as planned. Jobs change. People change. Life changes.
Do I think life does come with directions? Yes.
However, when we constantly look outside ourselves for answers, we are missing out on forming a relationship with a very wonderful mapmaker. Ourself.
We have this inner compass, this inner knowing, that leads us down the path of the most joy and the best experiences.
We miss our on our truest joys when we follow outside direction.
Buy why do we follow outer dirction? Because it's often scary to take responsibility for our own life. It's much easier to blame some outside program,class, advice, etc. than it is to make mistakes, learn, and grow from them.
Are you addicted to directions? Who are you asking directions from?
Why not ask yourself and find out what you think for a change? I bet it might surprise you.