The Road Less Traveled
For years poets like Robert Frost have spoken about the choices that confront us in our lives. The decisions that we must make. The fork in the road. Which path to take and why.
As media has become more accessible and more people can communicate on a moment to moment basis there is no end to the people that can point out that there will be choices. However, unfortunately less and less experts that seem clear on which route you should take.
In fact today, it is easy to see that there are forks in the road but suggesting you take one path is more of a gamble for the advisor. So many of us just point and point, showing you that you need to make a decision. There’s that fork in the road. See it. Right there. There’s another one. And another.
Thanks super coach. I have a GPS. The problem is I haven’t got a clue where I’m going.
That there happens to be a choice doesn’t make deciding what to do any easier. The awareness only serves to push us against the hard reality that we should make a choice and even if we don’t then that, in and of itself, is a choice as well. Anxiety comes next.
I am not here to support you see that there are forks in the road. There are literally thousands of computer surfing coaches and writers out there that will help us all do that.
I’m here to encourage you to follow a path. To take a step down that road and get into action. By taking a step one direction or the other you are deciding to be in control of what happens next. By engaging in your life and allowing yourself to fail brings you one step closer to the success you know you are capable of.
Today the road less traveled is actually both routes. Everybody’s waiting for someone to check it all out first and make sure it is safe. Today, the log jam of people are hanging out at the fork in the road talking to one another about how they all see the choices and congratulating each other on the fact they uncovered them. They are procrastinating. Or updating their resume. Or ugrading their skills. But few are actually just putting one foot in front of the other and living.
Take a fork in the road. Go after what you love. Be a guiding light.
I’m quite convinced that at some point those forks in the road lead back to one another. But only happy people engaged in life may ever see that.
Step up. Stand out.