We are all at a fork in our path!
As Yogi Bera so astutely said: “When you come to a fork in the road – Take it!“
This is the first choice . . . the choice to continue FORWARD.
Of course, there are 2 other options:
STOP right HERE and freeze with analysis paralysis (FEAR), or go back from whence you came.
Considering our current circumstances, going back to what was before is an impossibility.
Come to think of it, staying where we are now isn’t possible either because our resources will soon be exhausted.
Like it or not, forward it shall be . . . and you cannot take both paths.
Robert Frost has something to say about this:
The Road Not Taken
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.
Choosing the more traveled road feels safer for most people (80%). After all, if most people go that way, then there will likely be more potential for traveling WITH other folks – safety in numbers – striking up conversations which lead to conversations and camaraderie, and less uncertainty about getting “there”. There will be Leaders and followers and community which all commutes to a form of imputed knowledge. This is akin to a perspective of living a life of predestiny . . . your future is constrained by circumstances and other people?
Are you a believer that you can achieve anything you can imagine? Oh! YOU are are one of those unabashedly intrepid explorers who thrive on uncertainty and adventure. For you, SURPRISE is welcome because it reminds you that you’re ALIVE! You are less attached to the outcomes, but this doesn’t mean that you are aimless . . . In fact, you are amongst the population with very clear VISION. You KNOW within you what it’ll look like when you arrive . . . and everyone but you will think you got lucky and became an overnight success as you stumble out of the bush and reveal your creation. You’ll smile and inwardly celebrate the fruits of your focused intentions and all of the attention you paid with your blood, sweat, and tears.
Each of these roads is possible, and only you have the power to choose which one you will travel.
Ah the quandary!
Which will it be?
How will you know if you’re taking the “right” road?
Before choosing, allow yourself some time for due diligence.
This is metaphorically sticking a toe in the water to see if the temperature is tolerable.
Take some time for reflection.
Can you paint a clear picture of where you want to go?
Having that image in your mind, begin to tackle the “HOW”
Begin with a period of reconnoiter (MEANING: To explore or scout an area for gathering information.) Seek wisdom from other people who may have had experience with travels similar to the one you are undertaking (The older – The Better).
What tools and equipment might you need?
Who are the people you will need to travel with you?
How will develop your “way” in terms of documenting what works and what doesn’t and building models and systems to leverage your resources (Time – Energy – Money – People)?
PROCEED and don’t look back (remove your review mirror).
This post was (in part) inspired by today’s message from “The Universe”
“You’re not supposed to be able to see it with your eyes first. It wouldn’t be called “manifesting” if you could.
See it with your mind first.
That’s what it’s there for, sort of – The Universe”
PS: Yesterday, I had a revelation unfold right before my very eyes. It’s a scary and exciting possibility which, when realized will be a veritable game changer for Pareto Realty, the Vital Few Members of Pareto Realty and myself personally.
We are ALL looking forward to hear YOUR story of your journey down the road YOU choose.
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