make your own path

My paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Henderson, gave me advice that I have used for sixty-five years. She said, “If the world puts you on a road you do not like, if you look ahead and do not want that destination which is being offered and you look behind you and you do not want to return to your place of departure, step off the road. Build yourself a brand-new path.”

~Maya Angelou, in Katie Couric’s The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

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