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Crossing the desert

The directions we are used to are of little use in the desert.

“Turn towards the rising sun at the mountain, walk for five days and the oasis is by a big rock.”

There is no such thing as left and right, and no trail to follow. No use asking Siri. Instead, Bedouin caravans use basic navigation techniques involving the sun and the stars.

The path to improvement is more like crossing the desert than driving across town.

One foot in front of the other, day after day, looking up now and again to check our bearings.

A small course correction when needed.

The rest of the time, just pointing our heading in the right general direction, and walking onward.