Over the last few years I've read a few of Seth Godin's books and I receive his blog feed just about every day. He's one of the bloggers that I tend to read just about everything he writes and as with his books, I find Seth's perspective on things to be interesting and intriguing. 

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. 

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there. 

Over the last few years I've read a few of Seth Godin's books and I receive his blog feed just about every day. He's one of the bloggers that I tend to read just about everything he writes and as with his books, I find Seth's perspective on things to be interesting and intriguing. 

On February 22nd, his blog titled "The map has been replaced by the compass" (you can read that blog as well as the other "February" bloggings by Seth.) another interesting paralell has been drawn between whatever inspired his blog on that day and the wealth management process. 

In that blog, he writes..."The compass, on the other hand, is more important then ever. If you don't know which direction you're going, how will you know when you're off course?

And yet...

And yet we spend most of our time learning (or teaching) the map, yesterday's map, while we're anxious and afraid to spend any time at all calibrating our compass."

In the world of personal finance there also exists both map and compass.

And, likewise, maps while inferior at the job tend to win out.

One word of caution; if your map is getting all your attention that's a problem you need to work at fixing.