The Road Not Taken
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. I’ve always loved poetry, and a poem by Robert Frost describes what has happened in my life. I believe it could have a bearing in yours. It’s called, “The Road Not Taken.”
It goes like this;
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 far,
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 onto way,
I doubted if I would 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
Some say taking the road not taken is “marching to the beat of a different drummer” and somehow they make it sound like that’s a bad thing. They are the ones who say, “I wouldn’t do that. Others have, and they failed!” But they never mention that many didn’t listen to others and marched to their own beat, only to walk into a life of satisfaction and success.
Many, today, walk the path well traveled and find that it leads in a never-ending circle of mediocraty and under-achievement. Still, they mock the risk taker and achiever. Why, I wonder?
Why do some play it safe without life’s greatest rewards… while others forsake all security to grow and expand into a life of abundance and satisfaction.
Have you started down the road not taken? Are you contemplating the road not taken? Then we simply ask… would you like some company?
For those who say, “it’s too risky,” we simply say… when you look up and see us soaring freely above the normal, don’t criticize us, just realize that it’s never, ever too late to strengthen your wings and join us. There’s plenty of room.
Here’s a testimony by a man who was bankrupt, borrowing money from relatives and the church to pay a mortgage and get food for his family… Mike chose to switch to the path less traveled and went from the cellar of life to the penthouse. Click below for his story.
Mike and Marlene Sparrow