Two roads diverged in a wood and
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
The less traveled road was something I avoided in years past. The unknown gave me no comfort. Fear was the ruler of my life during those times. I took a leap of faith in April of 1992 and went to an interview for a new job. This was my first step down the road less traveled.
Simply put, it changed my life. It was like planting a seed in fertile soil. I grew and changed well past my expectations and prior imagination. Not only did I become happier at work but my personal life changed dramatically also. Many important changes filled the years after that one fortuitous interview.
I find myself again at diverging points in the woods. When I compare how I felt in 1992 and how I feel now, it’s like two completely different people. I’ve changed so much in 15 years that I almost don’t relate to the “me” of that apparent distant past.
I’m stronger, more confident, happier and more skilled. I’m practicing living on the “edge” as much as I possibly can. I’m constantly striving to learn new things, to explore and experience everything I can. I have a lot left to do and a long way to go. In fact, I don’t really have a destination anymore. I’m concentrating on continually moving forward with a few interesting layovers during the journey. 🙂
That decision to change in 1992 was a pivotal point in my life. It all happened because my ex-wife gave me a little bit of prodding. So, you never know where inspiration or a call to change will come from. Keep your eyes and ears open. Listen to your real self and not the fear.
Have a great day!