take the path less traveled

take the path less traveled

To choose the less popular or common option. The phrase is typically associated with Robert Frost's 1916 poem, "The Road Not Taken." I took the path less traveled when I decided not to go to college, unlike all of my siblings. Our company has become so successful by taking the path less traveled—by doing things differently from our competition!
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