Are You Making Gods Out Of Your Plans?

Every time we get lost, we make our world bigger.

Our most valuable teachings come when our plans are disturbed. Our greatest transformations occur in the moments when we’ve lost our way. And our finest symphonies assemble when we turn a humble ear to the most unintentional music.

But when we make gods out of our plans, when we scrub our world clean of surprise, and when we preserve our sense of control by choreographing every goddamn minute of our lives, those unexpected turns never seem to take initiative toward us. And we shut the door on an entire orbit of opportunity that could change us forever.

Sadly, the chorus of voices tells us that if we don’t know where we’re going, we may never get there, or that any road will take us there.

To which I respectfully say, bullshit.

If we don’t know where we’re going, there’s no destination to scare us. If we don’t know where we’re going, our mapless journey turns blind alleys into broad avenues. If we don’t know where we’re going, nobody can stop us.

Not even us.

I can’t imagine living in a world where we can’t get lost.


Are you making your own map?


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Scott Ginsberg

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