Two Roads: Which Path Are You Choosing?

Do you know the path you are on?

Did you choose it? Are you satisfied with it?

Or do want to be on another path…one that you haven’t pursued yet?

Today, I have a thought for you about the course you are traveling in life.

And a poem. (Yes, a poem!)

What Path Are You On?

When I was in the 5th grade, I had to memorize the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. (That was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…)

To this day, I can still recite it.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

 

Do you know the path you are on?

Better yet, did you make that choice?

Or did you let life and circumstances choose the path for you?

Making a Choice

Previously, I have written about people being driftwood on the river of life.

Are you making your own deliberate choices? Or are you being driftwood?

Simply going with the flow. Going wherever life takes you, no matter the results.

As Frost’s poem says at the end, our choices end up making all the difference.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

One of the biggest things I hear from people about their life is…

“I could have done this.”

or

“I wanted to do that.”

But, they never did. They never made the choice.

And choices make all the difference.

What difference are you going to choose today?

Choose Your Path

We all have multiple paths before us. The key is in making decisions.

You may not always make the right one. But, it will be your own.

Choose wisely. Determine your own path.

And of course, have fun while you are out there.

What path are you on? Are you making your own choices or letting life choose them for you?

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  • spencerhamons

    Craig, great article. Reminds me of the commencement address I delivered at Colorado State’s Global Campus a couple of months back. If you are interested, you can view the speech at http://www.youtube.com/bethelhamons#p/u/3/5hBqu5Mk5io . Not too long, and hopefully somewhat motivating.

    Spencer Hamons

    http://itpodcast.org

    • TMNinja

      @spencerhamons Spencer, thanks for sharing! Will check it out. :)

  • spencerhamons

    Craig, great article. Reminds me of the commencement address I delivered at Colorado State’s Global Campus a couple of months back. If you are interested, you can view the speech at http://www.youtube.com/bethelhamons#p/u/3/5hBqu5Mk5io . Not too long, and hopefully somewhat motivating.

    Spencer Hamons

    http://itpodcast.org

  • TMNinja

    @spencerhamons Spencer, thanks for sharing! Will check it out. :)

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  • disqus_h1AjQHGznP

    you misinterpretated the poem. its not about non conformity. its about not being paralized by the fear of not making the RIGHT choice. if you look at the last lines..it says “i SHALL tell..” its in the present tence, meaning that the man in the poem hasnt decided on a road yet……….”Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same.” that line directly tells us that both roads had been traveled the same….there is no road less traveled by. the moral is “it doesnt matter what which road you take, the important thing is taking one of them instead of getting stuck at the crossroads, wasting your life contemplating which road to take.