😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭This is how I found myself in the middle of nowhere. I could see where I wanted to go and my online co-driver was very clear it was just 2 minutes and I would be there. It was time to start the journey to one of my favorite places 😍😍😍😍around Machakos County. As usual, I enquired from my online co-driver how long we are likely to take. The answer was 52 minutes. My physical co-driver joined us and off we left.
Even though we knew where we were going, we decided to follow the online co-driver. After all, they have never failed us except once. All went well until the online driver said turn right in a place we least expected. Being the one in the driver’s seat, I was like how now and decided not to turn. After a few meters, my physical co-driver and I thought maybe there is a shortcut to our destination. We, therefore, turned back to follow our online co-driver instructions.
The road was good and on we moved. The online co-driver asked us to turn left. I missed the turn and continued a few meters then turned back to where the online co-driver had requested us to turn left. The road was rough, but we soldiered on, after all, according to our online co-driver we would be at our destination in 4 minutes. We could also see the place where we were going. In less than 200 meters, the online co-driver said turn left. I asked my physical driver, to turn left to where and there is no road🙄🙄🙄. That’s how I found myself in the Bush.
Thereafter, I disregarded all that the online co-driver was saying and simply followed the route I knew to my destination. In the process I wasted about 15 minutes🤭 but I also got to see some beautiful scenery 😍😍😍.
A few lessons learned, one is that enjoy every bit of the journey. Don’t be rigid, try new routes and learn new things. If you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, simply turn and start again after all you know where you are going. As long as you are determined to get to where you have purposed, you definitely will. If you ever find yourself lost, don’t stay down, wake up, and move on. In your come back be focused and avoid destruction. I literally switched off the online co-driver driver. We could see where we were going but no road through. You could be very near your blessing but take the wrong path. Keep to the right path.
Ever found yourself in the Bush courtesy online co-driver? Share your story and lessons. Leave a comment.
Dr. Mary Mugo
Strategy, Governance and Management Consultant