The Fork in the road….
Updated: Jan 31
When my kids were younger I used to act like Bill Cosby. Not the degenerate Bill Cosby but Heathcliff Huckstable, the one who was considered the all american dad. He would tell his kids stories over and over, Theo mostly, with the goal of teaching a lesson. Theo would just roll his eyes and begrudgingly sit down to hear it again. Well I had a story that my oldest grew tired of hearing for sure, I’m not sure if I ever even told it to the younger ones. It went something like this…
Son, everybody during their lifetime has to make decisions. Some of those decisions are minor and insignificant while others are more serious. There are also life changing decisions like wether to marry or to take a particular job or not. Do we take the higher paid job and be unhappy with work or take the lower paid one in the non profit that gives us purpose? We make decisions that affect other’s lives as well. Do we follow the high road or take the low road? Do we stand up our date because our friends want us to go to the game?
Well, there is a sure fire way to help you make the right decision. You’ve come to a fork in the road. The way right is a straight shot, level, no curves, and the way left is hilly, curvey and full of potholes. It’s actually pretty easy to see the difference. No brainer huh? Yep, go left. Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy. Don’t be afraid of the hard work, it builds character. The satisfaction of a job well done, integrity intact, lasts long after the sweetness of quick, short term decision is forgotten.