A Sense of Direction

You’re working on your project. You’ve taken that first important step. You’ve started. Progress made.

Eventually you reach that fork in the road. Which way do you go? What choice do you make to move forward? 

It helps having a good sense of direction - but, that’s not something everyone is comfortable with. A good sense of direction comes from practicing and honing your craft - understanding the adjacent issues and potential pitfalls as you move forward. It can’t be taught. It has to be experienced and lived.

So, what do you do?

Well, there is a way to handle this without experience and practice. It's quite simple: If neither path seems to be the clearly better one then going in either direction should be fine. The trick is to adjust accordingly as you go - to adapt when needed - to align your subsequent choices with your chosen direction. Flip flopping directions can kill projects. Committing to a direction and working through it persistently will get you closer to your goal. Step by step. Solving each problem as it comes to you.

In a way, a sense of direction isn’t really required - what you need is the ability to adapt as you move forward.

Dmitry N. Rusakov

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This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.