Make Your Own Way

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost you are the speaker and the writer downer of my thoughts and feelings. You are brilliant. But why did you have to go on one of the two paths set in front of you? It’s too easy that way. The paths that are perfectly visible and available are fine if you want to take the easy way. Frost was in fact a brilliant poet, but that is all he was: a poet. He took the path LESS traveled by. So he was remembered as a risk taker. Okay, sure that’s alright if risk taker is all you want to be remembered as. But the truly great don’t take the path less traveled by. The Brilliant of this world have taken make themselves a path. They sail out into uncharted territory and either discover and become even more brilliant, or they die trying. Chris Columbus, Bill Gates, Rosa Parks, they all charted out for themselves a brand new way. They decided something had to be changed or made different, and instead of just taking an already marked, more difficult way they walked into the nothing and made something great of themselves. Robert Frost is not anyone’s hero. Maybe their favorite poet, but he’s no one’s motivation. All he did was walk a path only a few others had. His life was significant, but he had to share the significance with all the others who walked in his way prior to. If you set out a new way for yourself, then that’s all you bud. It’s your way. Who knows if it’ll dead end or work out or not go very far? Nobody. Not you, not your mom, not Frost. Your best bet though is to make your life as significant as possible. No one remembers second place. “If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing. ” Branch out. Make your own way. Be brilliant. Yeah.


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