There are many “roads” to “success” – but few “worth” taking are short or easy.
Seemingly “attractive” (or potentially lucrative) “opportunities” are sometimes just appealing obstacles – to creating or attracting what would actually best for us and those we could better serve (if “money” were not the main motivator).
Almost any “program” can potentially produce profound “success” – for somebody (rather than anybody, everybody, or nobody) – but there needs to be a match between the driver, vehicle, and destination for most people to get very far.
When embarking on a journey, be it literal or metaphorical, geographically through time and space or developmentally through thoughts, emotions, experiences, and relationships, to a known destination or intended as adventurous exploration, instead of seeking shortcuts, it’s usually best to choose the route and means of travel that will be most personally enjoyable, inherently rewarding, and individually appropriate since it may take far longer than originally expected to “arrive” – assuming that is ever even really possible.
If you want to travel fast, go alone. If you want to travel far and long, go with others. Each path is personal. Do not be reluctant to follow in the footsteps of others – while leaving your own. Both journeys and “success” are best shared.
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