I wanted to explore and expand the notion of a pathway and the design process of observation and analysis, design and implementation. Drawing on the work of Tyno Voors and Christopher Schaeffer in Vision in Action, I summarised their descriptions and analyses of the phases of an initiative or project as well as the personal qualities of initiative taking and the helps and hindrances. The pioneer phase links to the observation stage, flowing into the analysis stage of differentiation and then the design phase of integration. You can then go round the cycle again for the implementation of a project and working with others. There is also a sense of personal development and learning in these models as well as a connection to the phases of ecological succession.