Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Go Where There Is No Path
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why is it so hard to follow Emerson's advice? Because it is easy to follow the path rather than creating your own path. It's easy to do what everyone else is doing, but at what cost? The cost you pay is that you become another me-too person or a me-too business!! Is it worth it to you to break away from the me-toos?
Go instead where there is no path and leave one. Be the trailblazer! Roger Bannister was a trailblazer. He broke the 4 minute mile when scientists said that it was impossible for the human body to be able to run that fast. Here's the thing, everyone after him that has set the record in the mile has just been faster...but not a trailblazer. Think about that for a while.
Where can you be a trailblazer? Have you ever thought about that? I challenge you to challenge your imagination and come up with a way that you can be a trailblazer! Albert Einstein said "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere else!" Are you ready to go everywhere else?
Know. Be Known. Make A Difference!
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."