When it comes time to make a fork in the road decision you generally have three types of people:
The person who plays out the ramifications from each path and decides the bad from either path outweighs the good. So they don’t go down either path.
The person who plays out the ramifications from each path and decides the good from a path outweighs the bad from a path. So they go down what they assume/guess/decide to be the less risky path.
The person who sees two unknown paths and ventures down a path ready to confront the challenges and to create their rewards.
Each person is right in their own thinking. I used to be the first type of person, then slowly over time I became the person in the last example. During that slow transition I was learning the skills to become the person who can just head down a path to take on challenges head on. That failure is called experience which turns into success.