The Road Less Traveled
“Two roads diverged in the woods, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”- Robert Frost
There are two roads to where we are going to:
-The popular road
-The unpopular road
The question is, “Which road are you travelling on?”
Is it the popular road, or the unpopular road?
The road you decide to take will depend heavily on what you want to achieve in life. It will also depend on your values. It will depend on your purpose in life.
Where are you going? What do you want to achieve? How high do you want to go?
Before you decide on which road to take, you should honestly ask yourself these questions:
Why is this road so popular? If I take this road, what would be the result? Why are people taking this road? Is there anything special here? Is it what I am looking for? Can I find what I am looking for here?
Why is this road not so unpopular? If I take this road, what will be the outcome? Why are people not taking this road? Is anything wrong with this road?
These are important questions to play with before you go ahead and make your decision.
If you are looking for expansion, if you are looking for new opportunities to explore, if you are interested in doing new things, if you are interested in discovering new things, and if you want to make your own name, the unpopular road is the right road. The CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos said, ”If the whole world is against something, you know that is the right thing to do.”
The unpopular road, the unpopular thing, the unpopular course, the unpopular degree, is the right one to do for the following reasons:
-There is no competition
-It allows you to grow, think, and dominate it
-It reveals a new world to you
-It opens a new door for you
-It allows you to be first, not second
The popular road, on the other hand, is too wide, too crowded, and too easy, no growth, or slow growth, and you are just following the crowd. Do you want to follow the crowd, or explore your own ground?
Putting it together:
Choose your own path, and develop it. It is easy to follow the crowd, but you are not taking anything away. You are not learning; you are not growing; and you are not stretching yourself. If you want real growth in your life, follow your path.