As children, we come to believe that success is a well-beaten path. If you follow the path and do what’s expected of you, then you’ll have a happy life.


Sometimes this is true. Other times we discover that the path is overcrowded or doesn’t actually take us where we want to go.


Luckily there’s another option: going off-trail.


Blazing your own trail is hard. You need to be aware of your surroundings, keep your destination in mind, employ the right tools, and motivate yourself to keep going.

But blazing your own trail means: you can go exactly where you want, at your own pace, with companions you enjoy.


At the end of the day, you feel the pride of arriving somewhere that you chose and having defined your own version of success.

Off-Trail Learning is a podcast produced by Blake Boles.

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