I wrote down the address, I knew the suburb but I was not sure where the street this was.
I whipped out my phone, tapped Google Maps and whammo, I was good to go.
I even knew how long it would take me with the current traffic conditions. Nothing was left to chance, my phone guided me in and I barely read a street sign.
After my appointment I wound my way through the winding streets of the estate, trying to remember when I turned left and if I turned right.
Several wrong turns later I pulled over, I was lost.
I reached for my phone and paused……..
I decided to embrace the fact that I was lost and go on a little adventure.
I began to make my way down one street and then another, simply to marvel at this little patch of the world I had never seen before? I noticed the houses, the parks and even found a lake.
I eventually found my way to the main road and then discovered a glorious little cafe I did not know existed.
It is not often we feel lost.
We have grown accustomed to being shown the way. We have apps for directions and websites for research, all at our fingertips.
Lost has now become a choice.
A choice to step into uncertainty, to move forward when the outcome is unclear and success is not guaranteed.
Uncertainty scares YOU and this fear robs YOU of the rich value YOU gain by stepping into the unknown.
You are resourceful whilst lost.
The unstructured path of discovery heightens your senses and awakens your creativity from its slumber.
You gather a sense of achievement as you forge on, twisting and turning while discovering new opportunities and hidden gems.
You develop your self trust and a deeper appreciation for your glorious intuitiveness.
You build up confidence to navigate through life unaided while deepening your trust in your abilities and potential to arrive safely on your own.
Despite all that is to be gained from moments of lost you continue to cling to the certainty of what you have, what you know, even if it no longer fulfils you.
You hold back on booking that trip, signing up for that course, applying for a new job, joining the gym, selling your home, moving interstate, selling your art or staring that new business?
You want to research more, talk to more people.
You continue to dream, to wonder, and imagine.
And you wait.
You wait for certainty, for that elusive moment when all your ducks are in a row.
You want to know it will work out, it will all be okay before you commit.
All the while your life is parked on the side of the road and time and opportunity are passing right by.
Instead of waiting for external sources to line up and show you the way, why not surrender to the not knowing?
Take a brave step forward and see where the road takes you.