Picking it up is not an option. A fork in the road represents two ways that you can go. Both represent uncertain futures, but you know why you went in that direction.
There are two roads. There is the common road and the road to success. If we all knew how to be successful, we would all take the road to success. However, the road to success is the one filled with obstacles.
Going through a forest and trying to get out is much harder than taking the common road. This is why a lot of people take the common road. The obstacles proved to be too difficult for them.
When you do get out of the forest, there will be a treasure chest waiting. Open it, and you will find valuables of all kinds. Success is harder to achieve than being a common person, but success is worth it.