Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fork in the road

What is the best course of action, the best decision in life? I don’t think that anyone will ever know. When you come to that proverbial “fork in the road” how do you decide which way is the best road to take?

Some of life’s decisions are easy; they are clear-cut and a no-brainer. Some of the forks in the road can be a bit fuzzier and then there are the ones that can mentally tear you apart.

The ones that can tear you apart are horrible; you spend all your time obsessing, weighing options and can make up your mind a million times over always coming to a different conclusion. Instead of enjoying all the options we have in life, we obsess until the decision timer runs out and we have to make a choice.

Of course all the outside forces in our lives don’t always help. Yes, it is great to have people you can go to when you need help making the “right choice”, but sometimes 'having too many people in the kitchen' only creates an unproductive mess. It is fine to go for advice, but in the end you are the one that has to live with your decision, because you are the one that's making it. What might be right for someone else, may not be right for you.

What about the times when there is no clear winner? All the options can be right and maybe for different reasons. One could give you more time at home, one can take your further away but looks like it might be a better opportunity and then there is always the safe bet. Is the safe bet necessarily the best bet? How do you choose?

As we get older the choices harder in our lives, especially when it comes to choices that can affect the whole family. Are you selfish or selfless, do you take one for the team or does your team back you 100%?

In the end it is our choice, we have to work through it and make a choice that we can be happy with and are willing to live with. Make the choice that has less what if's, make the choice that has the more pros, make the choice that will leave you with a good feeling at the end of the day.

Don’t get stuck at the intersection of life, pick a direction and go with it knowing that somewhere along the way there will another opportunity at the next intersection. 

Lotsa Love,

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