Works great when confused. I analogize confusion or uncertainty to being stuck in mazes on paper. Move out of the maze temporarily to see the whole maze at once, and from there you can trace your path from end to start, then go back into the maze and know where to go.
There’s always an “up” from wherever you are.
Or crumble up the paper you’re in and stay out of the maze, but once you have that “up” perspective from wherever you are, it’s easier to dive back into the maze and move around more easily.