Wrong turns don’t have to lead to dead-end roads

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching this quirky yet delightful little film titled Celeste and Jesse Forever. Then, last week I read this book titled Being Wrong, by Kathryn Schulz. On the surface, the two don’t seem to have much in common. Yet, they do, as they both deal with our inability to successfully navigate ‘wrong turns,’ i.e., situations in life when we fail to admit that we’ve made a wrong decision.

Question: What do you do when you take a wrong/less than ideal turn in life or a relationship? (Where, at the time, you may not be aware of the fact that it’s a wrong turn). It’s not the most fun place to be, is it? To many, the ‘place’ may look like a dead-end road.

If a wrong/less than ideal turn directly or indirectly affects/involves people you care about (e.g. your loved ones; your colleagues; your clients), you’d be wise to look at it as just a little detour. Why? Because life is relationships. Building and maintaining good relationships is its own reward; and, likely, the most important task on Earth.

My 2¢:
When we start to think of our wrong turns as little detours instead of dead-end roads, bright new pathways to personal and professional growth might just suddenly appear on the horizon.

Feb 3 2013