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How Even A Single Decision Can Change Your Destiny: Reflections On The Rich Young Man (Updated From October 2015)
Acknowledging his penchant for badly mangling the English language, the late Hall of Famer Yogi Berra famously titled one of his books When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!
While obviously meant to be humorous, on some level it may also call to mind our (sometimes unconscious) desire to postpone major decision making – perhaps in a vain attempt to try and have it all.
And while Robert Frost’s perhaps most famous poem, The Road Not Taken, is anything but humorous, we are given just a little insight into Frost’s thinking about the power and the lasting impact of choice when we stumble upon this exact same spot – the spot, that is, where two roads diverge:
I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
As I look back at some of the earliest decisions that I’ve made, I could not have possibly foreseen how some – even some very trivial ones – would ultimately change and shape my life.
I think back, particularly, at the last minute decision to send my resume to a big-time, powerful, New York City law firm after scouring all too many local resources for a job in upstate New York. That last-minute decision somehow ensured that my resume landed on the desk of a partner who had, some years earlier, graduated from my school


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