Innovate or follow, these are your only choices
You can innovate or you can follow. You have to choose one, and you may choose only one.
Innovating requires that you look ahead and dream of what could be while looking only the exactly appropriate distance ahead. History is full of innovators who looked too far ahead, got ahead of their time (even if only slightly) and ended up penniless.
Following requires that you look back and analyze what worked for innovators in the past. You must evaluate where innovators succeeded, define their failures and remove their failures while enhancing their successes to create your own “brand” of their success.
Success can be found on either path, happiness can only be found on the path that matches what you’re truly made of. Know yourself, be honest with yourself and then apply yourself fully to the correct path to find success, happiness and fulfillment.