Mental Mechanics: Two Roads Diverge

Robert Frost is one of America’s most famous and influential poets. I remember reading his work “The Road Not Taken” when I was very young. 

My mom explained to me that it meant that we should blaze new trails in life and break away from the status quo. She told me that following everyone else will only make us like everyone else. 

This laid a foundation for my lifelong pursuit of escaping the status quo, creating my own paths, and learning from each bump and bruise along the way. I began to understand the importance of our life choices, both big and small, and how each  shapes our journey. 

Every time we walk in the taller, undisturbed grass, we learn something about ourselves. We also learn how to navigate the unknown and make our own way despite the challenges we face. 

Today, take a look at the path in front of you. Do you want the ease of following a worn trail that many others have made? Do you want to learn and grow by creating your own? 

Life is what we choose to make of it. I will always choose to make fresh footprints on my own path. 

As the poem says

“…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

Be well.