Crossroads – a familiar landscape

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.


About Jane Garber-Rosenzweig

I am a mother, a senior franchising and commercial lawyer, a writer and a social media enthusiast. I live a very busy lifestyle but believe that you need to take time to ‘stop and smell the roses’. I also believe in taking educated risks and celebrating all achievements in life, regardless of how big or small they are. I am a lateral thinker and an optimist. My goal in life is to ensure the saying “we make our own destiny” becomes a reality.
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