Adopt a paving the way mentality. Paving the way for success is a long-term job, you are not paving a dead-end road. Recognize that you may stop and rest, but you cannot just stop. Comedian and actress Lilly Tomlin observed that, “The road to success is always under construction.”
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth…To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.”– Henry David Thoreau
Access the paths you can. It’s ok to walk on paved roads if they exist. Use past victories to pave the way for future success. These past victories may be yours or those of others. But sometimes you may find there is no path. In the case that you can’t find a way, create one – use your imagination, your dreams, your goals and reach success.
“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.”– Terence McLenna
Adjust your plans – often. Never lose sight of your success, but expect that your path will not be clear and straight. After all, if a goal was that easy than many others would already be there.
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”– Frank A. Clark