Some people get so caught up in following directions that they dare not deviate from the map or the automated voice of the navigational device in the car. They take each turn as it comes up, never questioning it or opting for another option.

Even if there is the possibility of a short cut or a more scenic route, they dutifully follow the directions they are given. But sometimes a road less travelled is a better path.

You aren’t necessarily someone who is afraid to follow that alternate path, but right now you may be stuck in a rigid set of directions. Dare to follow your own road.

Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.