Do you ever miss a turn or take a wrong turn while driving, even though Gertrude Power Spinster (GPS) has plainly told you the way to go? As soon as Gertrude realizes our mistake (or sometimes our conscious decision) of going a different way she says, “Recalculate.”
Gertrude never says, “Why did you go that way, Stupid?” or “What’s wrong with you for doing that?” or “Who taught you how to drive?”
Reliable gracious Gertrude Power Spinster just says, “Recalculate.” No judgment, no recrimination – she just starts over from where we are and goes on.
When we make a decision and decide it isn’t going to turn out the way we had hoped, we can take a lesson Gertrude (GPS). Rather than spend time and energy punishing ourselves as bad or wrong for making that decision, we can just recalculate and go from there. No need to berate ourselves for our decisions, just recalculate and choose the route that seems best from where we are.