Day 1622: Following directions

I admit that I have trouble following directions. When somebody tries to give me directions that are complicated, I stop listening and figure things out on my own.

Maybe I should be following directions I give others and ask for what I need. The next time I have trouble following somebody’s directions, I’ll direct them to slow down so I can take one step at a time.

Yesterday, as I was following directions during a group psychotherapy conference, I noticed these directions:







I remained calm while hearing the following directions during the group therapy conference:

  • Put your feelings into words.
  • Take interpersonal risks.
  • Let go of old, unhelpful scripts.
  • Connect with others.
  • Use the support that’s available.
  • Embrace the beautiful fiasco of being human.
  • If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room.

Are any of the directions in this post worth following?

I am following directions at YouTube to share the following directions scene with you:

Please follow directions to leave a comment  below.

I am following my own directions for expressing appreciation, so thanks to all who helped me direct today’s post and to you — of course! — for following me here.

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26 thoughts on “Day 1622: Following directions

  1. I won the geography award in the 9th grade but I get lost in a 12 room house.

  2. I have the same problem about follow someone’s direction. If it is long then I often get lost about one step or two step away. I could not take them anymore from that point 🙂

  3. i am much the same and always have been. love this post, ann –

  4. Sometimes even when trying to accomplish something specific we have to figure things out on our own. At least that’s my feeling when it comes to directions and why I tell people “I’m not lost, I’m exploring.”

  5. The message I came away with today – Embrace the beautiful fiasco of being human … and not a mosquito 😎

  6. I also vote for the “beautiful fiasco of being human” instead of being the smooshed fiasco of a once-mosquito on the other end of a human being (that would be me!) making a difference in this world. BTW, I don’t think anyone’s written directions will ever help me swat a mosquito. For whatever it’s worth. 🙂

  7. Jackie claims that I have no sense of direction, so it wouldn’t do me much good to follow any – I’d make at least one wrong turn

  8. I am following your directions to leave a comment- but I would have done so even without your direction to as I love the Volunteer poster- it is so very true- it changed me in ways I could not have imagined! For directions I always use Waze!

  9. I such at verbal directions I need to see things to get it

  10. I have LONG said (thirty years) that I am direction dyslexic. I do not say that jokingly….I truly am.

  11. The path your on is the only one you have – let it be!

  12. I’m beaming your itinerary led you here, Bridie. I manipulation Waze too and I dear the ways we play along each other(a) on WordPress, Lisa!

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