Walking on the path of our life journey, usually means walking where others also have. This can be helpful but only when we know where we are going, such as to meet a goal.
A life journey however, is a matter of discovering new things by meetings that occur naturally on the way. It can be something little that someone says in our conversation that gives us more energy and points us in the right direction, whether a new way or a confirmation of where we are heading and why. It is these type of meetings that are my inspiration and that I love writing stories about.
Another way is to follow little signs. I like interpreting small white feathers that I notice on the ground like this one, as guidance by angels towards where it is safe to go. Here to the Catholic church office.
Where are you going and why?
(As a comparison, the science behind followers and trailblazers for new products and trends, can be found in a book called "Diffusion of Innovation" by Everett Rogers that was part of our course literature at Hawaii Pacific University in 2010. I categorize myself as an "early adapter" according to Rogers' definition.)