If you own a GPS, you know that word. I don’t think the person voicing it meant to be as accusatory as it sounds when you make a turn contradictory to the directions the computer feels you should be following. Sometimes you know where you are headed so you aren’t complying with the preset path, you just need the computer to keep you up to date on what your ETA will be. Other times, you remember you need something and make a pit stop on the way. Sometimes you genuinely get turned around and go the wrong direction. Either way, you get the GPS all discombobulated and she’s clattering away, “recalculating….recalculating…recalculating” I know! I know! you want to scream. Just chill out while I get myself back on path.
It often seems this way with accomplishing our goals. We think there is only one way to achieve them but then something or someone bumps us off that path and before you know it, your internal GPS is saying “recalculating” as you get your bearings and get back on track. Being flexible enough to take this all in and not let it deter you from continuing on is key to making progress and not quitting. There’s never just one way to get to your destination and knowing you just need to recalculate your way takes a lot of the anxiety away from those bumps and bruises. And hearing a less obnoxious voice in your head certainly won’t hurt!