We all know one of the severest costs of choosing to walk your own path towards your own independence is experiencing loneliness. To find your own land and stake your own claim requires you to become a pioneer. And pioneers know loneliness. Pioneers simply understand that in order to enjoy their own lives to the full they are going to have to leave the herd.
Read any of the accounts of pioneers, such as the fascinating Canadian explorer, David Thompson, and you will read the story of courageous people who experienced loneliness. The further they got away from home the fewer their companions became.
For many it just isn’t worth it. Comfort is better than change. Safety is better than freedom.
Are you at the crossroads now? Will you forge forward?