Soon, we’ll enter the sixth month of the year. The halfway mark. Where are you with the goals you set back in January? If you haven’t looked at them recently, maybe it’s time to pull out the roadmap and assess whether you’re headed in the right direction – or whether some readjustment may be in order.

Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat powerfully made the point in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You will get somewhere. But having a destination in mind and a charted course give you tremendous advantages.

“Cheshire Puss,” she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider.

“Come, it’s pleased so far,” thought Alice, and she went on. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

”That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where—“ said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

”–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”