Driving into the office this morning I found myself thinking about how I got to be here.
How many paths did I take to get me to this point. How many different directions could I have taken that may so easily have taken me to another city and a completely different life to the one I have now?
Life for all of us is like the roads we travel on every day. How then can we possibly know if we are on the right road to success?
You may gain some advice from a friend or perhaps someone in your family who will tell you which is the best road or you may find yourself juggling several choices at once.
None of this will help you decide which road to take and whether turning off at the next junction will be the right decision in your life.
That bit is unknowable for all of us.
This is why so many people keep to driving along the same old road they have always travelled. This road feels safer and less intimidating than the unfamiliar road which could lead somewhere we don’t know.
The tragedy is that taking that unfamiliar road could be just the right route for you to take. The golden road to wealth or whatever it is that drives you.
Does this mean that taking that unfamiliar road is the road you should be taking?
This is for you to decide. Or to look at it another way, if you always travel on the same road you are never likely to make something happen that will lead to real change in your life.
The real magic in life only comes when you step out and make a conscious decision to change it.
Much like an investment in property is sometimes a leap into the unknown, you won’t truly know how successful you can be until you take that road.