The Wrong Bus

I've been following Seth Godin's blog for a little while now. He is such a talented writer and today's post really hit home, so I had to post it here so that I wouldn't forget this one. I strongly recommend following his blog for some awesome insights.

"Your first mistake was getting on the A53 bus, the one that goes crosstown instead of to where you're going.

Mistakes like this happen all the time.

The big mistake, though, the one that will cost you, is staying on that bus.

I know it wasn't easy to get on the bus. I know you got a seat. I know it's getting dark outside. But you're on the wrong bus, and staying on the wrong bus won't make it the right bus.

If you really want to get where you set out to go, you're going to have to get off the wrong bus."

I was the absolute pro of getting on the wrong bus and staying on it. Sometimes unknowingly, sometimes stubbornly but eventually I came to the end of the route and realized it's time to get on a different bus, the right one this time. Embarrassed, I step out of the wrong bus, I dust myself off and ask for directions, strangers can be incredibly kind. They probably also have experiences of getting on the wrong bus.