- Published: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 14:00
Conventional wisdom, expert advice and common sense all seem to indicate that, to achieve success and a favourable outcome on any mission, an individual or group ought to take the path of least resistance. Doing so inspires confidence, ensures security and offers the greatest opportunity for success.
To the adventurous spirit, this strategy will likely go against ‘every fibre of their being’, much preferring the words of J.J.R Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, “not all those who wander are lost”. When there is no path, simply create a trail and evoke a journey of discovery. Such an expedition certainly offers the potential for excitement, adrenaline and amazing memories, but it may also be doomed if embarked upon with overconfidence, ignorance and a desire for personal fame (self-gratification).