What Are The 3 Components Of The Best GPS In Life?

2. Build A Clear Purpose

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION
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6 min readAug 17, 2020

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We are in 2020, and the world of GPS is at war.

On the one hand, the Googlers think that Google Maps is the best GPS in the world, like all Google services.

On the other hand, the Wazers see those using Google Maps as failures, bending their wheel to the big GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon). They are on the Waze side!

Each of us has to choose a side right now.

I am more of a Wazer because I love the contribution mindset and the community mindset beyond Waze.

Some of my friends and family members root for Google Maps because they love the interface.

And the parent company of Google and Waze is laughing at us. Yes, Alphabet is like this: We own all the letters, and Dad says, “Those are my girls, so make sure not to try to date them simultaneously!

The GPS (Global Positioning System) is a system that is present in the palm of our hands: on our smartphones, our watches, on aircraft, and even on trackers that we use to spy on each other.

Most of us love that little GPS, be it Google Maps, Waze, or others. We open the app, and it knows instantly where we are. We hit a destination, and there it is, the route from our departure point to our destination with real-time adjustments and traffic avoidance features.

I use Waze daily to commute from home to work and vice versa. Of course, I know the way from my home to the office. Yet I love the accurate speed limits, the traffic in real-time, and the certainty of knowing when I will arrive at work.

Even without a GPS, I could not imagine turning the engine on and wandering around until I ran out of gasoline. And there is one feature of the GPS that I love: the rerouting in real-time, be it that I took the wrong direction or when there is a roadblock or even too many traffic jams. The GPS has this adaptive mindset and the service to bring you to your final destination, whatever it takes.

Yes, I agree that you might end up in a lake or the ocean, yet you always have a path laid out until your final destination.

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION

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