How do you get where you’re going in life?
I like to know the layout of where I am going ahead of time, so that I have likely options and major obstacles clear, and I am quite flexible about the exact path on the day.
I enjoy a certain amount of “seat of the pants”, provided I am confident that within a larger context it is safe.
On our recent trip around the North Island, the fact that we would visit our daughter, our clients, and attend my niece’s wedding were fixed, as was the date of the wedding, but everything else was flexible. It worked, and we ended up at Cape Reinga (Northern most point) and Spirits Bay on Ailsa’s birthday.
Similarly when we go offroad – I like to have and to have studied detailed maps, and to have a few “probable routes”, and “no go areas” worked out, and then see what happens on the day.
So too on the larger scale of life.
It seems clear to me that we need to get to a place where as individuals we care much more about each other than we do about money or nations or beliefs; and exactly how we get from where we are to that place I am very flexible about – infinite possible paths suggest themselves. And that is certainly the destination I aim to reach, within the next two decades.