Navigate means to find a way to get to a place.

We may be ambitious and want to do something new (or have to do something new) but since it’s new, we don’t really know what we’re doing. Sometimes it seems like everyone else knows what they’re doing and it can be frustrating or even embarrassing to NOT know, right?

But if we just kept doing the same thing all the time life would get boring. It can be good to not know for a while. Not knowing allows for unexpected things to happen- they can be good things, they can be bad things although we never know if a good thing can come from a seemingly bad thing. Not knowing allows us to discover new things.

Sometimes we have to be patient with not knowing, and stumbling, and dealing with difficulty as we figure things out. Inventors deal with this all of the time. While working on the light bulb Thomas Edison said, “I did not fail, I just found 1,000 ways it didn’t work.”

As we’re navigating we are finding our way, and that is the interesting part.


Published by Cherrie Ali

I live in Miami and I enjoy writing, traveling, dogs, and geocaching.

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  1. Cherries, I like that you mention stumbling along the way,it isnt boring. As well as Thomas A. Edison’s humorous statement on how he discovered and invented the lightbulb.
    I often say my career path and personal journeys were long and winding roads. 🙂


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