If you want to experience an extraordinary success in life, you must create your own path. You must follow your path to your dream. You must create your own way, your own zone, your own strategy, if you are to succeed.
People don’t succeed in life because they like to chase other people’s dreams. They waste their entire time doing just that. They like to follow, instead of taking the lead. People don’t succeed because it is easier to follow people than to create your own path.
You become great at what you do by actually doing it, not by watching people doing it. The same is true when you are pursuing your dreams. You learn by doing, not by watching. You grow by doing, not by wishing. You grow by action, not by inaction. if you want to be great, create yourself, develop yourself, believe in yourself, love yourself, challenge yourself, question yourself, and celebrate yourself.
When you follow people, you are not creating your own path. You are just following them. It is good to follow, but if you do, you are not growing. You are not creating. You are not developing. You are just second, not first. You want to be first, not second, If you don’t create your own life, if you don’t create your own path, if you don’t make your own decision, you will not be great. You will be second, not first.
It is good to follow people. But the problem with doing that is, you don’t know where they are headed. You don’t know what they are pursuing. If you follow them without questioning the process, you will end up chasing people’s dreams. Before you follow people to anywhere, make sure you question the process, make sure you question the journey. It is better to do it now than later.
No matter what, follow your dreams. Don’t follow what others are doing. Don’t follow the crowd. There is no room for expansion. There is no room for REAL growth. If you follow without question, you will end up in a dead farm- a farm where there is no food for you to eat. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” When you chase your dreams, you are in a better shape to succeed. But if you follow people’s dreams, you are chasing their dreams, not yours.
You are here on earth to make a difference, not to chase people’s dreams. If you really want to make a difference in your life and in people’s lives, you MUST do your own thing.