You know that expression “ a walk in the park?” While it implies that something is easy, I can tell you I recently had a walk in the park that was anything but. My plan was to hike around a pond on a new trail. I was overly ambitious. And I was UNDER estimating the journey. It was a LOT longer than I expected, it wasn’t well-marked, and because it was late in the season, there was no one else out there. Finally I panicked and took a trail that I thought led me back to the starting point, but it didn’t. Now I was really lost.
When you think about it, that situation is a lot like what happens to us when we’re thrust into a new role. Suddenly we’re on a trail we’ve never taken, it isn’t well marked, and we make decisions that take us off course.