Today’s post is brought to you by C.C. Chapman, author of Amazing Things Will Happen.
I love the outdoors and am always happiest when I’m hiking along a trail towards the summit of a mountain.
This must be why there are so many metaphors and analogies that have an outdoors slant in my new book Amazing Things Will Happen.
Today, I want to talk about one of the most important ones and that is the concept of You Choosing The Path.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to change something in your life or career, the truth is that there are always multiple paths to your end destination. Some are longer, harder or crazier than others, but since you are doing the traveling the choice is up to you.
Far too many people look to others to make the choice for them or point them in the right direction. While friends, family and mentors will all be willing to share their opinions and answer your questions they can not make the decision for you.
There is nothing to say that you can’t decide to do some bushwhacking and blaze your own trail, but that takes a lot of confidence on your part and being willing to accept the extra risk that comes with it.
Looking to the new year ahead, take some time to think about the major goals you want to accomplish. Then write them down and list out all the tasks, no matter how small, that it’ll take you to reach each of them. The more detailed you are, the more likely you are to start being able to see the different paths that will get you to each goal.
Never forget that every journey begins with a single step, so it is time to move beyond only thinking about doing it and get going! Choose your path and amazing things will happen!
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