Do you have questionable GPS?
Today is a new day. You’ve decided to chart a new time-saving course. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with this.
What could be wrong with taking the shorter way to get where you want to go, especially if it’ll save time?
So, you plug in your new destination trusting that your brand new turn-by-turn navigation is going to safely steer you there.
You’ve decided to leave one state of mind, skipping a lot of extra miles on your way to a newer state of mind.
Sooner than later you’ll reach your destination. Done and done!
In the moment, it seems all important doesn’t it?
Funny though, you never imagined the road ahead would be so up a hill, down a hill, but it is. Gosh it’s dark!
Then it happens, your GPS tells you something that sounds a bit off. Still you drive on. Thankfully, you slow down a little.
You look left, right, then ahead. Must be habit.
But something still seems off.
Should you have opted for a longer route? Will these few less minutes be worth it?
No matter, you try to refocus and continue moving forward. You don’t want to turn around, and you certainly don’t want to up your mileage.
Suddenly your GPS tells you something else that is starting to sound real fishy.
Plus the road ahead seems darker than a minute ago.
Is this a sign? It sure looks like one, but as hard as you try to see it rolling by,
Do you stop? Or because you believe your GPS wouldn’t intentionally deceive you, continue?
I hope you stop.
Because you owe it to yourself to visually run a destination check, making doubly certain you are not about to sink.
Believe me when I say this, you don’t want your livelihood to almost end the way mine almost did.
Please Read My Cautionary Ferry Tale!
A month or so ago, I traveled to a speech and debate tournament in Ohio. I had booked a hotel on the other side of the river in Kentucky.
I didn’t question this because hotel details promised to get me there in 12 minutes.
All I had to do was plug in the address. Sold!
Starting out about 9pm, I soon discovered that my route was not only dark, but hilly. I didn’t worry because I was using my trusty GPS, or so I thought.
It wasn’t until I came bounding down a hill, through a light and over a bump that my GPS shocked me by saying the unthinkable…
“Take the Ferry!”
To save 12 minutes I was being directed to take a ferry, which at 9pm at night was nowhere in sight. Furthermore, the ferry docking area had no barrier.
Had I continued forward in order to save time, not stopped, gotten out of my car, and peered through the darkness at a battered and worn ferry sign, I would have driven off the “road-ramp“ into the Ohio river.
My journey would have ended that night, and the only destination I would have ever reached was at the bottom of a dark lonely place.
So if you’ve decided to embark on a new course in life, a course that on the surface appeals to you because it’s quicker…
Question —> YOUR GPS!!!
*Thanks Google Images*