So before setting off, I looked up the route on the internet and in a trusty old-fashioned map book to get a clear 'picture' in my mind of how to reach my destination.
Everything went swimmingly until about the last 5 miles (as often happens!) when I departed from the chosen route somehow. After pulling over and consulting the map again, I could see the road I was now on would rejoin my route a bit further on, so thankfully there was no need to turn around.
Admittedly my heart did sink a little as I drove along busy streets looking out for road names and landmarks, but I didn't panic because I knew I'd reach my destination in the end.
I lost count of the total number of involuntary detours, but eventually I arrived safely - and even 10 minutes early for the meeting.
In business we need to have a clear vision and defined goals to aim for too. Mapping out how we're going to achieve those goals provides the direction and action steps to take. But when life leads us to take a few detours along the way, as it surely will, that doesn't mean giving up on the end goals.
Being on the right road all the time isn't as important as reaching the destination safely, especially if there is great scenery to admire and lessons to learn from the detours.
And yes .... I got lost again on the way home too!