yellow wood leaves turn yellow in autumn fair beautiful claim argument grassy and wanted wear overgrown and unused the passing there the number of people who had taken that road no step had trodden back stepping on leaves they turn black ages and ages a very long time
Look at the words in red and try to find the common denominator, we can establish that the speaker spent some time trying to make up his mind (long I stood) and that he underwent a process of considering the pros and cons.
The decision was hard because there was really wasn't much to choose between the two roads. They both attracted him but the (later) "less travelled by" road was the one he chose.
"One stanza of 'The Road Not Taken' was written while I was sitting on a sofa in the middle of England: Was found three or four years later, and I couldn't bear not to finish it. I wasn't thinking about myself there, but about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn't go the other. He was hard on himself that way."