“Happiness is a direction, not a place.” Sydney J. Harris
I remember a friend of mine telling me that many years ago when he served in the Special Forces they used a special navigation technique.
When they were traveling through unfamiliar terrain at night, it was impossible to always know their exact position. So instead of plotting an exact route before setting out, they would study the map and look for two landmarks which marked the direction they wanted to travel.
The landmarks could be a railway track on one side and a river on the other for example. Then all they had to do to get to their destination was keep moving forward and keep within the railway track and the river.
Along the way they were free to explore anything of importance, safe in the knowledge that they were still on course.