Follow No Maps
You can follow best practices or you can be innovative, but you can’t do both.
If you really want to be innovative, find better practices. And the only way to do that is to try doing something different.
The map is there for you if you want it. You can parent your kids, spend your free time, navigate your education, plan your wedding, celebrate holidays, run your campaign, decorate your home, or manage your finances according to “best practices.” If you want your life to look like everyone else’s, by all means, look around, watch what everyone else is doing, and do that. Frankly, that’s actually what most people want.
But if you are reading this, I suspect you want something more than for your life to look like a boring old paint-by-number that looks exactly like everyone else’s. In order to do that, you have to ignore the map and head off for parts unknown. That’s what “escaping adulthood” is all about.
The scary part is not that you don’t know where to head, because you probably do.
Making the decision to start, that’s the scary part. It’s also the beginning of a great adventure.