My wife has to have her morning cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. If that doesn’t happen, it won’t be a very pleasant day for me, trust me. So, when I was visiting my daughter in Pittsburgh recently, I left the hotel early, ordered from the DD app and started driving my normal route for the pickup. Well, my normal route was under construction.
I knew where I was going, had a sense of how else I could get there, dealt with the closed streets and, serendipitously, found an even better route to the Dunkin’ Donuts shop. Same thing happens with life and careers.
You can 100%, absolutely expect roadblocks, construction delays and detours. But, if you know where you’re going, you’ll get there and may even find a better route. The key, though, is to know where you’re going. You may not have an exact plan of where you want your life and career to go but having at least a general sense will help you manage the speedbumps and may reveal new roads to take towards something different and better.