Many times in our lifetime we come to unexpected crossroads. Choices present themselves to us out of the blue and we are forced to make life-changing decisions. Each person deals with such decision-making process differently. Some take their time to think things over and others take a leap of faith almost immediately.
I used to belong to the ponderers, trying to think 5 steps in advance, as if I was playing a chess game. These days, I can proudly call myself a risk taker. It is calculated risk of course but still a far cry from my previous conservative approach.
“Has it been beneficial?” you may ask. The answer is definitely “yes”. Whether or not the desired outcome was achieved along the way, I have definitely learnt a lot. I have also come to live out the old Russian saying: “those who do not take risks, never get to drink champagne”.
So, as I am mentally sipping that glass of Moet whilst preparing a document for one of my clients, I am thankful for my personal evolution and also for all the people who have helped me with my life decisions along the way and provided their support. I am once again surrounded by a familiar landscape of crossroads, but I will not be stuck on this intersection for too long.
How do you handle major decisions? Have you taken a leap of faith before? If not, I strongly recommend you try it.