There may be a better mouse trap out there... but when you have a mouse... all you want, right now, is one that will work.
Here's what I mean by that. There are lots of people who have achieved success in the area that you are trying to achieve success in. Whether your dream, desire or goal is to own your own business, own a vacation home in the tropics or find the ideal partner. It has all been done before by other people and lots of them. What we learn from that is there may be a better plan to get you to your goal, but when you have a goal, all you want right now is a plan to catch it.
You do not have to reinvent the wheel here, instead roll with it. Seek out people who have achieved what you want to achieve and ask them how they did it. If there is one thing I have learned over the years people love to talk about themselves and their successes. You can learn exactly what they did to get to where they are and to where you want to be. Find out what they have done and mirror what they have done. I am not suggesting you have to do exactly what they have done, you can make their plan your own, but the basic steps to success in your desired field have already been laid out. It;s great to think outside the box and try something new if you know you have a basic plan to come back to. You may be the trail blazer to speed things up for those that follow you. But when starting out, start on a path that has been proven to work.
Following in their footsteps and learning from others mistakes can take years off the process. It will speed up your success rate. You have likely already done this other areas of your life, for example if your neighbor has told you a faster route to get to your a particular destination in your city and you followed that route.. you have made your trip easier and faster. Success can come a lot sooner if you follow the route others have taken.
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