Making course corrections while on the ocean is crucial if you want to actually arrive in the right place. Veer off just a little and over time you will end up hundreds of miles off course. The same is true in life. Slight positive adjustments here and there can have massive positive changes over time. Slow and steady, small and sneaky. But small negative actions over time can also push us way off course.
And sometimes the course correction involves turning the ship around. And these times are hard. But in the end, getting where you really want to go involves being clear over and over about where you are headed. Sometimes you need to return to a safe harbor, take stock and get fresh supplies. You need a new map. And you figure that out by asking yourself: What do I want to feel? What activities make me feel this way? What will having that do for me? Who do I want to experience this with? This is a practice. You don't ever really finish the journey. The trick is to keep at it, be kind to yourself and others and do what makes your heart sing.