two roads diverged
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The Challenge of Choice

October 26, 2017

Life is full of choices. Some are easy and others are hard. Some you never need to think of again and others have effects that last for a lifetime. I made a career choice two months ago, an unexpected choice, that I was not certain of but went in with best intentions and felt it the right decision at the time. And from this experience and from every life experience – there are no regrets, no mistakes, and only learnings to be had.

Over the last year, I’ve learned a lot about myself, and even more so now. What looks right on paper may not be right in practice. What’s right for one person may not be right for you. What was once right for you, may be no longer. We make choices based on the information we have available to us. Sometimes it’s incomplete, sometimes it’s unknown, but we work with what we have.

You should never be afraid to change your mind. Your choices are yours to make. While it’s important to be kind to others, it’s also important to be kind to yourself. Life is balance, and for me, it can not all be made of one thing. So I made a choice. I again chose a new direction, the path I was on and the one that is right for me. Promise Consulting Group lives on and so do I tell to tell it’s tale.

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

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