A step in the right direction

And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction. ― Kurt Vonnegut

From Player Piano, this is quite possibly my favorite quotes of all time. It's a reminder that progress is rarely relentlessly forward. There are missteps and backtracking. There are promising leads that turn into dead ends. All of this is progress, though, if you have the courage turn back rather than continuing on a route that isn't going to get you where you want to be.

(Image courtesy of Will Thomas)