So many people are scared of being genuinely original and deviating too far from the existing pathways to success. They often prefer to play it safe and go along the paths that have already been travelled, hoping to achieve some of the same exact success that other people have already had.
This is because they’re so scared of failing that they need to go the safer route. In order to be more successful, you should be able to be a trend setter and do things that other people haven’t tried yet.
Naturally, going down these new, unexplored routes is going to be a bit scary. Nobody wants to fail, but you can be scared and brave at the same time. You won’t want to fail, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to give it your best shot.
There are a few things that you can do in order to improve your chances as you tread where few have gone before. First, you should really analyze what it is you’re trying to accomplish and the path you’re taking to get there.
If it’s something that people haven’t tried before, try to predict what you think might happen with it. After some testing and careful consideration, you should go ahead with it.
If it doesn’t work out, you can go about it some other way, but the important thing is you tried. It’s important to remember that just because something didn’t work, that doesn’t mean you didn’t make progress.
You learned and now understand that one method you tried didn’t work, and hopefully you understand why it didn’t work as well. This information can then be used to adapt and change up your path in order to avoid that problem next time.
Trying to do something new is a bit of a long process. You shouldn’t go out of your way to do something new if there’s already a perfectly good method in place, but if you have problems with it, then you should try to change it up.
If you don’t plan things out carefully and fully consider the new path you’re trying to go down, you might end up doing yourself more harm than good. It’s more foolish than brave to go into something blind without any real consideration as to whether or not it’s going to work.
Nevertheless, never hold back from doing something just because it hasn’t been done before. Plan your method of attack, record the process along the way, and analyze the results afterwards for improvement.