Success via The Road Less Traveled


You are remarkable. Do you know that?

That’s because you’re actively seeking to improve your life, or you wouldn’t be reading this now. And because of that, I also know you’re swimming upstream against the flow of mediocrity because most people just won’t bother.

But no matter you who are, life’s road comes with lots of bumps, potholes, and forks. The good news is that there are rewards for getting over every pothole you face. Sometimes you just need some help seeing the bigger picture…

Just know that even minor shifts in your thinking can affect your reality for the better pretty quickly.

Stuff happens. Life gets hard. When it does, the masses react. But people like you stop and choose their thoughts on purpose. It isn’t easy, but it’s worth it.

Here’s a test to see how you really think:

Think about where your mind is most of the time. Is it thinking about what happened last week, or what you’d like to see happen today? Is it thinking about what next week will look like? or next month? Maybe you think about next year? What about ten years from now?

All of these increments are important to consider, no doubt. But as Keith Cameron Smith points out in his book, “The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class” he says:

“Very poor people think day-to-day. Poor people think week-to-week. Middle-class people think month-to-month. Rich people think year-to-year. And very rich people think decade-to-decade.”

So if you’re feeling discouraged, maybe you’re looking at the pothole in the road at your feet. Look up, and take a minute to think about what you plan to be doing at end of the road instead.

I’m here to help you shift your thinking. You’ll figure out how to get past the pothole by focusing instead on what’s beyond it. Let me help you see what’s beyond it. Let me help you see your challenge differently today, so that you can more easily get yourself onto a better path. Once you get past the pothole, you’ll find that there are quite a few paths that you can choose from.

Each day, you are at a “road diverging”. Which path will you take?

If you’re too stuck to even see multiple paths ahead of you, are you going to continue agonizing over the pothole, or will you make a choice to look up, get a new outlook, and see what glorious opportunities lie ahead of you?

Choosing your thoughts according to the seven laws of success is one of the quickest ways I know for getting a new outlook. It’s a very proactive way of taking the road less traveled. And as Robert Frost points out, taking the less traveled road makes all the difference:

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 onto 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 took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference

So let me help you get a new outlook. Let me help you understand and implement the seven God-given laws of success, and just watch what happens.

Experience the shift now through my Mindset Fundamentals ecourse. (Originally published March 18, 2007)

Leslie Householder
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    1. Thanks Mark! My records show that you have been subscribed for a few years now already, if you’re not receiving our newsletter, check your junk mail folder for messages from leslie @ thoughtsalive dot com. You might need to add me to your whitelist. Let me know if you need further assistance!

  1. Once when I was complaining about one of my children wanting to sleep in my room every night my very wise grandmother would tell me… “If it doesn’t matter in five (or ten) years, it probably won’t matter now”. This advice helps me so much when I find myself putting “blinders” on an focusing on the problem right before me. If we take off the blinders of right-here-right-now and see our problem from a broader perspective it is much less worrisome or time-consuming.

  2. hi Leslie!
    Do not follow where the path may lead go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    This is a quote from:
    Harold R. McAlindon
    From Randy,

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