Your boat is exactly where you have steered it by adjusting the rudder and speed in response to the environmental conditions you are in. It is absurd to believe that you must continue going in the same direction you have been going, and it is equally absurd to believe that your current speed and rudder angle are appropriate to take you where you want to go when the wind shifts and sea currents change as you continue your journey.
Here is a better set of guidelines:
- Decide what you want, where you want to go.
- Briefly assess basic environmental conditions, but not for too long. From this, you should be able to determine the next right adjustment or step to take you where you want.
- You do not need the entire map to start the journey.
- Adjust your rudder and speed to take you in the direction you decide to go.
- Check your progress and make adjustments as needed.
- Be grateful that you are on your journey, the boat is floating, and you have a rudder to let you choose your own way.