Monday, June 06, 2011

The Road Not Taken!

Since we are on a literary kick, this is one of my favorite works.  Whenever we discuss running against the herd, fighting 95% thinking, becoming a leader and by definition, doing something different, this comes to mind. Orrin has told us time and time again, to get different results; outstanding results, you have to take a journey others aren't willing to make. I hope this echoes in your mind as you venture down the leadership highway.
Capt. Bill

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 (1874–1963).