I didn't realize how much I have a distaste for ambiguity and aimlessness.
If I'm the one to set direction, excellent. If I'm dependent on someone else to set it, fine; so long as he actually sets it.
I tend to trust my sense for when wheels are getting spun for no reason; and when effort is being wasted or would be wasted if I/we were to press on. I simply can't force myself to roll when I've got nowhere to go.