As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.


How do you know you’re on the right path?

And if you are not on the right path, would you recognize it enough to modify as you go?

So many programs appear to be clearly delineated, predicated upon objectives, plans, milestones, and other incremental criteria. Are these details carved in stone? Or are they merely guidelines to help us further determine what it will take for us to complete our journey and deliver us to the place that we are most desirous of going?

Many times, we are certain at the outset that we are on the right course. In that certainty, we set out with fierce determination, and a deep expectation that our internal guidance system will deliver us exactly to where we set out to go. Life, in many circumstances, has alternate variables that will weigh upon us over the course of our trying to make these kinds of choices.

As we do, we are subject to a continuous stream of variables, many of which we may not have contemplated, nor considered at the outset of our journey.

As with any odyssey in fiction, we start off on our quest, like the protagonist of the story, only to meet continuous obstacles, collaborators, opponents, and circumstances that we could not possibly have imagined. It becomes our core responsibility to filter through each of these, such that we are that much more clear on what we really need to do, in order to prevail.

If you are wise on your journey, you will do your best to stay on course with what you have set out to accomplish, but you will never be blind to the myriad potentials that entice you and potentially give you a reason to dig deep within and summon some of the untapped resources that you have yet to have avail yourself of, in the course of making new determinations, course corrections, and modifying your ultimate objectives, should that be necessary.

Happy Monday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!