If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
English Proverbs, as you may have noticed, are a favourite of mine. English proverbs give meaning to strange aspects of life and help us realise that we are not the only ones thinking these odd things. Use this English proverb in you writing, or in your speaking and you will instantly get better marks.
English Proverb ~
“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”
Until recently, I wasn’t sure what I was doing with my life, I had no fixed destination in mind and I used to love using this English proverb. It gave me a sense of security and reminded me that it was OK not to know exactly what my plans were. Sometimes, the things in life you don’t plan, also turn out to be the best things.
Meaning ~ If you don’t know where you are going, it is impossible to go the wrong way. This can be used in many ways and does not only only apply to “travelling”. If you have no expectations, you can’t be disappointed.
Example 1. – If you aren’t sure what job you would like to do when you are older, it doesn’t matter which degree you do at University because any degree is better than no degree. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
Example 2. – It was a beautiful day and we were cycling. There were two roads and we had to choose one. I told Jordi that it didn’t matter which road we took because when you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. We had no expectations so how could we be disappointed.