When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
Are you at a crossroads in life? Maybe you’re there for the second, third or tenth time. And the only thing certain is whatever path you choose, your life will be seriously altered.
Crossroad moments are opportunities. Do we stay the course and make radical adjustments and veer off in a completely different direction? Either choice involves a level of fear and anxiety. We’re uncomfortable making adjustments within ourselves in order to make our current course smoother; yet we look at a change in direction and wonder if what lies down that road is a better alternative. Do we choose to make changes in our current situation or charge into the abyss of uncertainty?
Some people approach crossroads in life from a left-brain position, making a balance sheet of pros and cons. Some people go with their gut and let emotions drive their decision. Either way involves a level of reliance on an internal GPS system.
One thing is for certain, trying to find balance in the middle of the chaos can be difficult.
What if our choice causes failure?
They say failure make a person stronger. And I tend to agree. Failures force us to look at alternatives. They are life’s way of offering do-overs. Sometimes with the choice we make at these crossroad opportunities, we emerge battle-weary….but stronger and more courageous because of it.
Why the daylily you ask? They really don’t have anything to do with crossroads, but I look at these flowers and think they may be a lot like life. Each blossom does its very best every day…because that’s all the time it has. One day. One day to shine; make a beautiful difference; be the best it can be.
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