A couple of weekends ago Kim and I went on a quick weekend trip with some friends. One of the fun things we did was a wooden maze. The walls were about seven feet tall and you could not see over. The goal of the maze was to get to five different towers and get a stamp on the card we received when we started in the maze. Kim and I had gotten four of the five stamps and we tried and tried to get to the fifth tower but kept running into walls. We stood on one of the bridges and could see where we needed to go but looking at the maze we could not see how to get there. Finally we asked one of the attendants that was at another tower. He told us that we had to get back to where he was to get to where we needed to go. Turns out he was exactly right. We made our way through the maze back to him and found our way to the fifth tower to get our stamp.
The challenge of the wooden maze helped me to realize that even when we make our way through the maze of life sometimes we have to go back to where we started to see the right direction we need to take to get where we want to go.
Oftentimes, like Kim and I, we don’t want to back track and go through what we already have to start where we already have started to change directions. The interesting thing about the wooden maze was that Kim and I could have never reached our destination unless we went back to where we already had been.
My challenge to each of us is to not be afraid to go back to where we have started to go in a new direction. Sometimes starting back at the same spot is the only way to get to the new places we want to go.
Enjoy your life maze and never be afraid to ask for help getting pointed in the right direction.