Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

I’m currently trying to learn as much as possible. Sometimes, this means that I find myself wondering which exercise or tutorial will be more beneficial and not really knowing what the right answer is.

Today I couldn’t get the set-up for rspec right which meant I couldn’t do the work I wanted to. However, my code itself didn’t seem to be the problem and no one else could see anything obviously wrong with my code or with my set-up.

It’s times like this when I find myself asking what the best way to move forward is. Should I carry on trying to solve a problem which may or may not be that helpful in the long run? Or, should I move on to doing a tutorial which I can actually follow? Arguably, both of the options provide some kind of benefit.

I find myself being reminded of the following excerpt which is from this poem by Robert Frost:

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;”