Written by Willie Cromack: The Underdog Effect.
For years poets like Robert Frost have spoken about the choices that
confront us in our lives. The decisions that we must make. The fork in
the road. Which path to take and why.
As media has become more accessible and more people can communicate
on a moment to moment basis there is no end to the people that can point
out that there will be choices. However, unfortunately less and less
experts that seem clear on which route you should take.
In fact today, it is easy to see that there are forks in the road but
suggesting you take one path is more of a gamble for the advisor. So
many of us just point and point, showing you that you need to make a
decision. There’s that fork in the road. See it. Right there. There’s
another one. And another.
Thanks super coach. I have a GPS. The problem is I haven’t got a clue where I’m going.
That there happens to be a choice doesn’t make deciding what to do
any easier. The awareness only serves to push us against the hard
reality that we should make a choice and even if we don’t then that, in
and of itself, is a choice as well. Anxiety comes next.
I am not here to support you see that there are forks in the road.
There are literally thousands of computer surfing coaches and writers
out there that will help us all do that.
I’m here to encourage you to follow a path. To take a step down that
road and get into action. By taking a step one direction or the other
you are deciding to be in control of what happens next. By engaging in
your life and allowing yourself to fail brings you one step closer to
the success you know you are capable of.
Today the road less traveled is actually both routes. Everybody’s
waiting for someone to check it all out first and make sure it is safe.
Today, the log jam of people are hanging out at the fork in the road
talking to one another about how they all see the choices and
congratulating each other on the fact they uncovered them. They are
procrastinating. Or updating their resume. Or upgrading their skills. But
few are actually just putting one foot in front of the other and
Take a fork in the road. Go after what you love. Be a guiding light.Be remarkable.
I’m quite convinced that at some point those forks in the road lead
back to one another. But only happy people engaged in life may ever see
Step up. Stand out.