To be fair, about fifty percent of the time I actually know where I am, I've just made one or several slight missteps due to a lack of paying attention. Some might consider this a "wrong turn," but I see it more as a decision to pursue a more circuitous route, or "take the road less traveled," as Robert Frost put it. You may also refer to these as "opporturnities." When I inevitably realize that I am, indeed, heading in a direction that is less direct than I initially intended, do you know what I do? I'll tell you what I don't do: I do NOT make a u-turn. Making a u-turn is accepting defeat. It's essentially admitting you were wrong. But if you keep walking long enough, "wrong" eventually becomes right.
That's right, you heard me. Just keep walking in any direction and I guarantee you will eventually arrive at your destination. You know why? Science. Boo-yah. The earth is round, so if you keep going, someday you'll end up right where you started. So, pop quiz: What happens when you suddenly realize you're walking into the "wrong" building? Answer: Keep walking, maintaining an attitude that says, "Yeah, I meant to do that." Ideally you'll find a water fountain or something at which point you may casually take a drink before returning to the direction from whence you came. This is not a u-turn, but more of a pit stop on the road of life. So there you have it. That's my gem of wisdom for today. Feel free to stitch it on a pillow.