“Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Please don’t tell what train I’m on
They won’t know what route I’m going”
All very well. Nice song. Sadly, some of us have changed our tune to go:
“I don’t know what train I’m on
So I don’t know where I’m going”
This is true of a lot of people these days. Those who want to have some control over their destinies have to make some hard choices and changes; they have to be ready to pay the price for their prizes. Most, however, take the easy route, and that ends up in a hard life.
Entrepreneurs are disciplined and prepared to work hard for a time in order to enjoy a future of freedom, while most decide to take the easy route to a future of dependence, toil, and suffering. Smart people do what others won’t in order to create a future in which they can do what others can’t.
We have to decide which train to board: the party train full of fatty food, drink, drugs, sex, and deviants, or the one with few luxuries and hard work. And remember, time goes by fast, and the fun doesn’t last.
Popularity is seldom the goal of smart, hardworking, goal-driven people. As pilgrims in this life, we have to be prepared to choose the narrow road, that road less traveled. Unfortunately, there are few really good opportunities out there that last, that provide the kind of income and support they promise, and that are built on a sound foundation.
That foundation should include the insight that most people are not great salespeople or recruiters (goodbye, MLM), and they don’t have huge databases of contacts (so long, “Financial Planners” and Realtors.) It should offer coaching and mentoring from people who have actually achieved significant success, too, not some novice poser who has read a few books or attended some seminars.
IPS Safety Inc. and the non-profit IPS Wellness Foundation provide real, lasting, proven options for winners who want to create a comfortable future for themselves and their families. We’re the train to board. Contact me for more information.
Robin Elliott (The picture above was taken in Cuba)
The Road Not Taken (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.