Keep Adjusting Your Course

Life is made up of approximations and course corrections. When you fly in an aeroplane the pilot isn't on the plotted course for most of the time. The pilot makes a continual series of course corrections, by monitoring the instruments and adjusting the direction. The plane may not be on course the whole time, but it will still reach the destination on time as scheduled.

Just like a flight, life is a process of continual course corrections. The secret to staying on track is to pay attention to all the signals you are getting as you go through life. If something isn't working then it is a signal to see if there is a different way you could approach it. You adjust your course until it does work. If you aren't happy doing something then change course and find something that you are happy with. You don't have to plough through life on your pre-determined course regardless. You make the adjustments necessary so that you reach the destination in good shape.


It is a good thing to make course corrections as you go. It's normal. You haven't failed if your plan doesn't work the first time or if you have to change course. When something doesn't work it is simply life giving you a signal to adjust your course.

Coaching Question

Do you need to adjust your course?

Daily Action

We all need to make course corrections regularly. If you feel that you have been going along on autopilot for a while, take a close look at your life and see if you need to adjust your course.


"We know only two things about the future: It cannot be known, and it will be different from what exists now and from what we now expect." Peter Drucker

"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We have to act our way into a new way of thinking rather than think our way into a new way of acting." Anonymous