‘’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……..
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.;’’
An excerpt from the poem ‘The Road Less Travelled’ By Robert Frost
The fork in the road: One small step for your self-esteem, one giant step for your sanity
Remember your first day of school? Ok for some of us we might not be able to remember that far back, so think about your first job.
How afraid were you of this new world you’ve just entered, with all these strangers you know nothing about? Those awkward first conversations. The confusion and feeling completely out of place.
At some point in time, you were probably driven to tears, wondering if you’ll ever be able to find your feet, or even fit into your new environment.
Now remember how you felt when you started finding your flow. You started to understand how things worked. You adapted your communication style to get the best out of your schoolmates, or colleagues.
And suddenly, people started asking for your opinion or advice. You could give someone some tips that you discovered, to enhance a process, make things better and faster.
And before you knew it, someone new has joined. You were no longer the newbie with the deer in the headlights look. You were now the mentor.