Things are so much better when you have a roadmap to follow. It becomes easier to accomplish your goals. Having a map does not make your undertaking easy. You still have to put in the work. There are still risks involved. However, when you have a map, your journey is easier because it saves you a lot of time trying to find out what might work. The success and fulfillment you want from your life will only come, when you understand how to channel the energy of your youth into long-term projects. To do this, you must find models; people who have done something similar to this in their lives.
As it is written in the Book of Hebrews, “so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12 ESV). You want to imitate, mimic people who have already accomplished what you are currently dreaming about. You want to read everything you can about them. How did they patiently pursue their goals for decades while keeping hope and faith alive? It is important to understand that you are to follow and imitate those who have already achieved something you want to achieve.
We see now that social media platforms are not a safe place to pick up instructions to order your life by. A lot of well meaning, but incorrect philosophies are peddled about on social media. In the passing of time, the poster learns more and returns to update their viewpoint. However, this would have led some astray in the first place. You want to imitate people who have already accomplished what you are dreaming about, not someone that is optimistic, but as naive and confused as you are. Therefore, you want to look for at least 3 to 6 people that have already achieved the results you dream about. Set aside your laziness and get to work by imitating them.