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.
As you review your week, do you notice you’re traveling a well-worn road—doing the same things in the same way at the same time? This well-worn road is also known as a rut….
Your homework today is to gain a new perspective regarding the steps to your dreams by “taking the road less traveled”. Ask yourself how you can do things differently? Can you think of things backward or upside down, thus gaining a fresh view.
Make a game of it—have fun with this!
Remember to note the progress you’ve made and the steps you’ve taken toward your dreams. Applaud and celebrate yourself for this. It’s wonderful!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,
PS Friday the 13th: Happy Colgate Day to the ‘Gaters out there! J