Written by Dr. Eric Amidi.
People often talk about trying to follow the “path to success.” It’s a way for people to express that they are attempting to determine which steps they need to take in order to fulfill their life goals. While it’s understandable why people want a concrete way to get from Point A to Point B, this often creates complications to their success. This forces them to follow established guidelines for what steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals in life.
There’s a different way to approach things — one that lets you have total control of your destiny. Instead of attempting to follow the preconceived path to success, why not create your own path? After all, truly successful people often reach their goals through methods that are beyond what most people would consider conventional career advancement. People achieve big things in life because they are willing to listen to their inner voice and blaze their own trail to find abundance and prosperity in their lives.
So why shouldn’t you do the same thing? Remove all of the thoughts in your head that revolve around advice people have given you in the past about how to become successful. Chances are that these steps won’t work for you. Instead, think about how you will feel when you reach your goals. Focus on the sense of self-worth, pride and achievement you will have when you get a new job, a promotion or a big raise. Radiating these feelings will help guide you toward the steps you need to take to reach your goals.