Answer: You will never be able to find this out. To do that you would have to know where the final goal is and where you are. Then you could draw a straight line between the two points and discern the right direction.
But if you do not know these two points, then what can you do? And the fact is that you will never find out what they are!
That is why we have the group, which is the only opportunity to move toward the goal. You have to become included in it, and the more you join it, the more it will mean that you are moving in the right direction.
How can you check this? The moment you really start to unite with them, inside that unity among all of you, you will reveal the Creator. He will be your witness that right now you are going in the right direction, and that is no fantasy!
This evidence is the first supporting fact, and only then can you be sure that you went in the right direction. Before that, it is written, "One made efforts and found."
Efforts should be made during the study of the primary sources in the group. Everything else is auxiliary work.
From the 4th part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/18/10, "The Essence of Religion and Its Purpose"
You Won’t Figure Out Anything Without The Light