Are You Really Lost if You Know You're Not Where You're Supposed to Be?
Company legend holds that I might find my way out of a paper bag with a flashlight, a map, and someone holding my hand, but that has yet to be supported with any conclusive evidence. I am, in fact, directionally challenged. I am the person who has to turn the map to reflect my current position because understanding that north is not necessarily in front of me makes my head spin.
Thus, it was not surprising when I found myself on the wrong road while in Arizona for a company strategy meeting. I had driven myself to Improvizations' company headquarters several times before - so I stopped using my GPS.
Fortunately, it only took a few miles before I realized the ubiquitous cactii were not the familiar milestones I had come to expect and I was able to turn around (and turn on my GPS) and get to my final destination. Amid the peals of laughter at the office, I insisted that I wasn't really lost because I knew where I wasn't!
Which brings me to the point of this post - without a solid project plan to get where you want to go,will you get there? Or will you, like me, wander around in the desert, knowing exactly where you aren't?