James A. Cusumano

Alchymist – Entrepreneur – Author – Filmmaker – Hotelier

The Road Less Traveled

Feb 09, 2022 by James A. Cusumano

      The last couple of years have been quite challenging for many people around the world, for some, much more than for others. As a consequence, some of us may have been faced with making life-changes to find a path of greater personal and/or professional fulfillment. This is not an easy thing to do, especially when making such a big decision under the influence of stress and anxiety.

      For this kind of decision, we sometimes find ourselves at the proverbial “fork in the road”—“Should I continue on the road I’ve been on, or do I dare take this new one, a path much less travelled by others?” Of course, there may be good reasons to stay the course you’ve been on. But in moments of truth when stress is depressed, intuition may let loose and say, “Take the road less travelled!” Never an easy decision, but certainly worth considering making your final choice with a “hard-and-thoughtful” yes or no.

      We can easily talk ourselves out of stepping into that new direction—the ever-present fear of change. We mentally recycle in our mind the risks and unknowns that makes it easier to pass by the “opportunity.”

       I’d like to share a poem by one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost. In such instances, it might make your final decision a bit easier.


The Road Less Traveled


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.


Under the right circumstance, which only you can intuit personally, it can be a powerful message.

Enjoy your journey! Make a difference!


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