"A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kinds of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." [Henry David Thoreau]
There is no denying the comfort and reassurance of a well trodden path, but it's important to remember that these pathways are often well-worn and rutted in places. It takes courage and determination to step out and forge a new path of your own. Don't be discouraged by obstacles you meet along your way. Transformation comes from fearlessly stepping out onto that new path over and over again, knowing that beauty lies in the creation not the destination.