It is only natural for you to ask for directions when you are lost. Only a very prideful and foolish person does not ask for directions when they are lost. Asking directions it is also important for you to consider to consider “Who” is giving you the directions. They may be lost themselves. Asking someone unfamiliar with affairs to give you direction may be asking for trouble. There may be times that you have some friends for emotional support and others for direction. Having different types of support only makes sense. In terms of getting direction, you may want to consider the advice often given to those in recovery of “take what you need and leave the rest”. That means that some directions that you are given may only be what you need for the next few steps of your journey. Others may give you directions that help you with how you live life for years to come. Knowing how much direction to accept will come with experience.
You will stumble and fall from time to time. Stumbling does not mean that you were given bad directions. It may mean that you misunderstood the directions or were simply not looking where you were going.
Part of good directions can also include knowing when to stop and when to go ahead. Timing can often be as important as where to go and what to do.
Nothing in this Work is intended to replace common sense, legal, medical or other professional advice. If your situation warrants it, please seek competent professional counsel.