Have you ever found yourself in a position where all you have worked toward is right in front of you, but instead of a simple black and white decision you are presented with a handful of options? None clear cut. None with reassurance of long term happiness.
This situation embodies one of the most complicated tasks any of us will face in life – the concept of making the right decision. Every few seconds we have the opportunity to change our lives, our careers, our future, and the lives of many others, some of which we will never meet.

You already have the tools to succeed. It’s simply a mindset you need to access at the crossroads of life. Success is right there on the horizon. The question remains, how do you navigate the path ahead?
Here are some keys to weathering life’s crossroads:
1. Have a little faith and trust your gut. We all know, deep within ourselves, what we need to do — what we know, how to think, when to trust — during times of crisis. We can learn to access and trust our innate wisdom; it is personal and always available. When we don’t follow our inner guidance, we feel a loss of power and energy.
2. Move ahead with purpose. Pick one option, commit to it, and get moving with focused intention. Climb that mountain.
3. Take in the scenery. Once you’re moving, you’ll quickly feel whether it’s the right direction for you. Be in the moment and respect the value of being here and now. Allow yourself to feel the feedback that comes from action.
4. Adjust your course accordingly. Evaluate where there is room for improvement. Consider all the factors that led to the consequences and adjust your course and move forward with an increased awareness of how to navigate the path ahead.

Life’s too short to remain stuck. Life is experiential and full of difficult decisions. Every day holds new opportunities to learn and grow. Take life in your own hands and trust all you’ve learned and your inner wisdom. Enjoy the empowerment of traveling new paths and climbing the mountain. Readjust as needed and discover new heights. As W. Clement Stone once said, “Aim for the moon, if you miss it you may hit a star.”

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