by Dwayne Phillips
The first step, if taken carefully, eliminates almost all other directions from consideration and frees the mind for everything else.
I’ve read about trackers, i.e., those persons who are assigned to find someone who is lost. They find people lost in the woods.
The most important thing the tracker does is to find the first step the lost person took when departing camp and becoming lost. That first step means the lost person went in that direction.