What’s the difference between those who wander versus those that are lost? And, why does this apply to you? The difference is how you approach life and from what perspective. Let’s take a closer look at wander vs lost.
If you’re lost, you’re probably a bit scared. You’re not sure which way to go. You fear taking a step that might go in the wrong direction. You don’t know who to ask for directions and may not even know who to ask.
When you’re lost in life, it’s the same concept. You feel stuck, frustrated and a bit annoyed at the situation. Yet, you don’t know how to get out of the situation or where to turn.
On the flip side, if you’re wandering through a new city you still have something in mind, even if it’s subconscious. Maybe it’s an intriguing store, or a local trendy café, or perhaps an art gallery? You have an idea of what catches your eye and what doesn’t. You know what store you’re willing to spend time in and which ones you won’t bother walking into. You have an idea of what you like but not how to get to a store that has exactly that.
When you wander, you’re ready and open to explore and attempt something new. Ready to see what lies ahead. It’s all intriguing to you. You think creatively to explore new terrain or how to go about something in a different way. I remember exploring Rome, Italy by finding the 10 gelato (ice cream) stores and walking around each neighborhood.
This weekend, this concept really hit me. I wanted to a hike a new trail in the mountains. After hiking about half a mile, the trail disappeared into thin air. No trace of where to go. While we had a list of directions, landmarks, and a map, something was off. We had a goal in mind to hike to a lake. We wandered in the direction of the lake, carefully assessing each turn. Sometimes we went up, sometimes we hiked down, and other times traversed the mountainside. We said, hey, let’s get to over there and see what the terrain looks like from there. We assessed our path at different points along the way.
The same applies in your life. You don’t always follow the same path. Stop and evaluate what’s working and what’s not. Then make a course correction and readjust. This weekend, we adjusted every 30-45 mins. And, while we didn’t make it to the lake, we enjoyed great company, a beautiful solitude day with no one around, and got some great mountain conditioning in. And, we agreed to a turnaround time which would have applied to being on a trail or not. We had a fabulous time.
Let’s apply this back to you. What are the areas in your life where you’re a wanderer and where are you lost? What adjustments do you need to make?
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Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
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