Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost, from ‘The Road Not Taken’
At times, when we come to the crossroads of our lives, where we turn is what we will make out of our lives therefore it is important that we make the right choice. Most people will not take the road less traveled due to the fear of the unknown.
Fear of the Unknown
Among all the fears, this is the most potent to human advancement. If you do not know whether you are suffering from this fear then you won’t be able to “cure” it. Ask yourself truthfully whether you are afraid to venture into the unknown; whether you would take up a task you totally do not know anything about or you will accept a job that you have no idea how to do? Beware this fear as it may stagnate you. Stagnate your mind and soul and keeping you stuck on a spot. Get out of it, try a little adventure and feel the exhilaration.
I read the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and here are some of Rich Dad’s words of wisdom:
- You are what you Think.
- A job is a short-term solution to a long-term problem.
- A highly paid slave is still a slave.
- Why climb the corporate ladder when you can own the ladder?
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something – Plato
All these wisdom words are good and fine. I suppose we need to understand them and learn to use them to our advantage, to guide us along and to help us make an effort to change our ways of thinking. That is what wise words are all about – a guide and constant reminder to take the right turn.