There is a multitude in life that I don’t know about… and I love that! The greatest thing for me is knowing I don’t know everything. And what I do know, can always become outdated or irrelevant.
How boring would it be to know everything? To have every stone turned over, every food tasted, or every nook and cranny explored. How mind numbing would it be never to chance, never to discover, or push yourself just an inch further. All ceilings are glass in my book.
With all that being said, there are times we need to learn by following.
Here is the edible fact: follow, but don’t follow too close behind or you will never forge your own path.
I thought about this when I was literally following my husband on a new trail through our park. He led the way. At first, I was close behind. I found myself more nervous about every step I was taking. I was focusing only on his feet, and it was not easy mimicking his every step. Fact is, our body makeup is different, therefore our strides are different, and neither of our steps are replicable.
Once I began to drop back, I became more comfortable following him. I was able to see what was ahead of me. I could take in the full picture, see his steps, but determine my own. I enjoyed following once I learned how to do it. And the next time I’m out there on my own, I will be more confident.
The key to following is to take a step back. Watch who you are following and see the whole picture. Then you can determine the best route for you to get from point A to point B without always having that person in front of you.