Even though we generally live and work amid groups of people, it remains important to think of yourself. There are times to walk alone and there are times to walk together. You are the only one that should be making these decisions.
You may walk alone if the group is going in the wrong direction. You may lead toward a new idea, with no initial followers. There are times when this best suits you for your purpose.
You may walk together if the group is going in the right direction. You may follow another toward a new idea as an early adopter of a concept worth pursuing. There are times when this best suits you for your purpose.
A key is to conscientiously decide the path you will take and whether it be alone or together. It would make no sense to roam aimlessly either way without your purpose. In the end, the path will have been yours to experience and learn from. Then you will decide again.
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” — Rumi —