For cautious people, the guidebooks they follow arguably determine the chapters and book of their life. Their lives can be personally fulfilling and deeply rewarding to them, but may look dull or constrained to outsiders.
For adventurous people (travellers, research scientists, innovative entertainers & artists, Olympic athletes etc), they start with the guidebooks, the text books and the training manuals, but quickly move into ‘pioneering space’ where nothing is codified (yet).
Ironically if the adventurers then succeed (in pioneering space), they go into the record books for posterity, while their contributions become the foundation of new guidebooks, texts and manuals…
Which book would you like to be?