“Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made -- not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new.” - Linda Durnell
I have always looked at a pivotal direction changing life decision as a Crossroads of choices. Left, right or continue on going straight. I can identify specific decisions in my life that have resulted in a drastic change in my path. The more I consider the theory of only having 3 options the more I feel the analogy of it being a “Crossroad” is flawed. Furthermore the idea that these only happen a handful of times in one’s life seems ridiculous to me. Change can happen whenever you choose to want it. It can happen more than 5 times in a lifetime, it can happen every morning you wake up, it can happen right now at this very moment.
If nothing changes; nothing changes. I will expect more from people, I will no longer accept this proposal of future change from my community. I have had to listen to “I am going to eat clean this week” or “I’d like to take some time off work and Travel”. If you want to eat clean stop what you’re doing right now; go to the Grocery store and prepare 5 healthy lunches for yourself this week. If you want to travel; go to Expedia and book the ticket, this way it forces you to work out the details of giving your boss notice of your sabbatical after you have committed. I will push you to create change.
The concept of “being at a Crossroad” needs to dissolve. You don’t need to get to a point where you have to stop and ponder 3 potential choices in making that pivotal direction changing life decision. You have the opportunity for change right here right now. A change in attitude or a change in your life path can happen RIGHT NOW. You just have to choose to want it.
“We are Human beings, we can do whatever we decide we can do” – Josh Baumgarten