Every now and then we come across turning points in our lives, and in those moments, we have to decide whether we will do this or do that. And then certain outcomes bloom out of the seed of that decision.
It could be a decision regarding your emotional reaction to some news or a suggestion, a new job opportunity, a potential investment, an invitation to take part in an interesting project, or really, anything else that can—and probably will—shape the trajectory of your personal and professional life.
So what do you do when you encounter those turning points? Do you move forward without thinking? Do you let your emotions dictate your chosen actions? Or maybe you strive for what you think is a rational, sensible, decision? Or maybe you freeze up and do nothing—which, paradoxically, is still doing something?
It's of utmost importance to take your turning points seriously, because while they may initially seem small, they will likely grow into things and circumstances that affect the next five, ten, fifteen, or possibly twenty years of your life.