There is a chapter in Seth Godin’s new book Linchpin titled There is no map. The concept is that successful people can’t be told exactly what to do. They have to release the artist within to find their own unique success.
Think about that. Do you need a map for everything you do? In discussing this in my Wednesday morning Eagles Group the brilliant guys in there quickly decided we don’t need a map, but we do need a compass. If you’re in the middle of the woods a map will take you right back to the well-worn path and you’ll see just what everyone else has seen. However, a compass will get you to the desired endpoint but along the way you may see the baby fawns, magnificent waterfall, and other hidden treasures that have never been put on the map.
If you need a map, your work may be predictable and boring. If you need a map, your religion may be full of rules but missing authentic experience. If you need a map, you may give your spouse a gift on your anniversary but be missing a fulfilling relationship.
There is no map for your extraordinary success. Develop your compass – and see your life become rich and meaningful.