I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
-The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
More often than not, people keep telling us to follow or tread along the already trodden and worn out paths. It might not even be the one we wish to go forward with, but some of us inevitably do so, for our own reasons.
But what we need to keep in mind is that whatever it is that we choose, it should ultimately be our sole decision.Don’t think of what others would think of you. And don’t try to please someone by choosing the path you have no interest in. So what if the career option you’ve chosen has no scope right now? If it is something you adore doing and something you are unique in, and then go for it. So what if the job you’ve got has very less pay? If you’re doing something worthwhile and enjoyable, then continue doing it. Bottom line being, don’t go with the crowd. And have no regrets.
Let’s take the example of Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs struggled during his school and college life quite a bit, and ended being a college dropout. But that did not stop him from becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most innovative technological companies. He did a tremendous job in transforming the world of personal computing, music and mobile phones, and ushering in a new digital era. Jobs preached that no matter what happens in your life—struggles in school or an unsuccessful career path—every aspect will somehow help you down the road.
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards," Jobs said. "So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."