If you know where you’re headed, how truly different can it be? You can only set out to learn something if you know ahead of time what it is you want to learn. If you plan out your future, your future will be hostage to the limits of your present imagination.
All real change starts with bewilderment. It’s uncomfortable—nay, terrifying. You have no idea where you’re headed. You ask, why did I ever leave behind that life of excruciating safety?Reality is so much richer than what we can conceive. While there is no assurance that feeling at sea will lead to possibilities heretofore unimagined, there is the certainty that you will never grow a fundamentally new way of being by executing a plan.
— Josh Mitteldorf