Directional Correctness

I came across this phrase the other day that really resonated with me. “Trying to be directionally correct,” the quote read across my co-worker’s bio. I was like…that makes a lot of sense. That is actually exactly what I am trying to do.

Here is how I interpret it (curious how you do): directional correctness is about being right about the general trends/timing. You can get the small details wrong as long as you are aimed in the right direction.

This holds true for me in a few aspects of life, most prominently when it comes to careers and building companies.

I am cognizant that I will get the details wrong time and time again. I will mess up. I will fail. What I want to constantly be working towards, though, is not necessarily never failing but rather aiming in the right direction. If you are wrong…but aiming in the right way…you are still getting somewhere.