Success And Happiness On “The Road Not Taken”

                     Success And Happiness On The Road Not Taken

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07

Steve Jobs at the WWDC 07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Thomas Gunter – Set your goals high as you journey down the road to success. Raise the bar when you reach a goal and raise it even higher when you reach the next. Never give up! Remember it is your right to be wrong, because if you do not you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward. One who does not make mistake probably is doing nothing anyway. You cannot be a success without making a few mistakes along the way. Learn from your mistakes and try not to repeat them.

What is success? Is it someone who spent their life working 60 to 80 hours a week, living in airports and   hotels as they fight their way up the corporate ladder to VP of a Company? He would probably consider himself more successful than the guy who owns the local garage in his hometown. You know the guy that spends his nights at home having dinner with his family, the guy that spends his weekends and spare time at home with his wife, playing with his kids,  working on his hobbies.  Could it be the local garage owner may be more happier, healthier and live a fuller life? Ultimately, it is up to each one of us to decide what success means to us, it is important that everyone be mindful of the decision they are making or planning to make it will effect them the rest of their life.

Each one of us has to choose which road in life to take, with each different road come a different adventure, a different successful story and a different love story. Be careful which road you take and make sure it is the right one for you.

Remember I said you have the right to be wrong? Yes you do, you are going to make a few mistakes along the way but the earlier in life you can figure out what your mistakes and weaknesses are the sooner you can move forward and be more successful and happy with every aspect of life. Take charge of your life, if you want to be successful you have to be happy.  Without happiness wealth has very little or no meaning.

Don’t be afraid to change your mind, what is right for someone else may not be right for you.  We are all unique and different individuals; everyone must custom tailor their own life if they want to be happy and successful.

Myself, I took *”The Road Less Traveled” and like Robert Frost said in his poem “The Road Not Taken and that has made all the difference”.   Good luck my friends in making the right choice this is where it gets tough.  Taking the road less traveled was a very hard decision for me with so many roads to choose from.  Many of those roads were quite inviting but dead ends.  Once I made the right choice I never looked back except to measure my success and failures. From that point on I knew who I was and where I was going. For you the road most travel may the right choice for you, like I said we are all different. We see,we feel and we do things differently so don’t be judgmental of the people who choose a different road than you.

A man who also took “The Road Not Taken” was one of the most successful business men in today’s  business world; he was the late Steven Paul Jobs better known as “Steve” Jobs, co-founded of Apple IncorporatedSteve Jobs was a household name and American business legend in the world of success. He helped revolutionized the world as we know it today with his contributions as a designer, inventor and entrepreneur in the world of communications and computers technology.

I will leave you with the following thoughts you may wish to consider using on your own road to success, they were spoken by the late Steve Jobs. Steve had a set of principles he lived by which I would like to share with you.

1. Do what you love.

2. Put a dent in the universe.

3. Make connections.

4. Say no to 1,000 things.

5. Create insanely different experiences.

6. Master the message.

7. Sell dreams, not products.

I wish your luck on your journey my friends as you travel down your own road to success.

Thomas S. Gunter

4/11/2013