Inspiration – The Road Not Taken

Published July 1, 2008

I have always taken note of things that drive, motivate and inspire me.  I have made it a habit of keeping a record of such works. To be honest, that is what this entire site is about; inspiring success.

Many years ago a very professionally and socially successful man read me a quote by Robert Frost entitled The Road Not Taken. It is something I have constantly thought about since then.

The road less traveled by can be a very valuable route to take in life. I have made it a point to take it as often as possible.  It has allowed me incredible experiences. Enjoy.

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.

-Robert Frost