It can be easier to follow other people’s paths and then switch out a couple details here and there, but sometimes we are called to step out and do things our own way. I am totally for following in a role model’s footsteps; but, I feel like too often we use this idea as an excuse to stop trying to pave our own way.
If we do this, it means walking blindly and it guarantees that there will be pot-holes along the way, but “obstacles are only obstacles until you move them out of the way.” – John Greer (John Nolan – Person of Interest)
Sure in this particular case Greer was talking about shooting anyone who gets in the way, but I think the statement is still valid.
As I mentioned in my post “Foundations…” our past experiences can end up being stepping stones for the opportunities that lie ahead. Our “failings” and our successes can end up being somebody else’s path to follow.
I realise that this post sounds a lot like my others (especially “Frozen Lakes…”), but this lesson has been something that’s been popping up all over my life. And maybe it has in others’ as well, and maybe someone out there needs to hear it as many times as I do.