How do you tell the difference between a life detour and an adjustment?
I apologize (like a good Canadian) if this sounds like a knock knock joke.
I’ve been trying to write updates for my About pages all day. If you’ve ever had to do that – or gather the information for someone else – you’ll know what a loopy headspace that can bring on.
The trying is making me nuts because I’ve got some fun things to roll out once they’re done. If nothing else, it’s an opportunity to pause for reflection.
Is it a life detour or an adjustment?
I’m arriving at a belief it doesn’t matter. Every undesirable twist or turn feels like an obstacle in the moment; every unexpected boost like synchronicity.
Obstacles aren’t always holding us back. Sometimes they’re an opportunity to slow down to see or understand something before barreling forward. And wanted or not, obstacles can prepare us for the next time.
The only definitive way to know the difference between a full scale detour and a relative adjustment is hindsight.
So I keep going – even when I go slowly – and especially when the going is slower than I want.
Because around the corner the speed picks up.