Stop for a while, look at the map, see the directions, consult someone, seek guidance and then start your journey towards success with full confidence, without the slightest doubt of being derailed.
There is a marked difference between a successful person and a failed one. Their tracks are completely different from each other leading to different destinations; the destination of success and the destination of failure. Either, one can be on the right track of success or on the wrong track of failure. There is nothing in-between. If one is on the wrong track, he can never achieve success, no matter how much effort he puts in.
The number one secret of success is to keep oneself on the right track. A very sharp, bright and clear picture of destination is a great motivation for an enthusiastic person to remain vigilant and keep himself focused on the right track against all odds and hurdles.
It’s true that nothing can be achieved without hard work but hard work alone cannot guarantee you success. The world is full of poorly paid unskilled laborers who are working hard but not getting enough reward. Working hard without planning is just like taking an elevator from the middle of a multi-storey building without knowing the direction it might take. It can take you to the top floor or ground you in the basement.
Most people are unable to set goals merely because they have no future vision, no big dreams and no specific success plans. These poor, miserable people have no choice but to follow the crowd aimlessly. The sad part of the story is that the crowd is getting bigger and bigger day-by-day without having anyone to lead them to the right track. These directionless people are worthless because they cannot commit themselves fully to the task they are assigned to. No wonder, these people are often fired by their employers, remain mostly unemployed, live on social welfare and other charities, broke in the end and eventually buried under heavy debt.
One needs to distinguish between right and wrong; success and failure. There is absolutely nothing in-between. The sooner you select the path of success, the better. Once you are on the right track, you only need to motivate yourself to keep on moving towards the final destination of success.