I’ve been there.

Standing.

Frozen.

Staring into the distance.

Paralyzed with fear.

Uncertainty running through my veins.

Cold. 

Alone.

That’s what it feels like when you are at a Crossroad in life. 

What is a Crossroad? 

To quit a soul sucking job or find a way to make it work.

To stay in a stale, loveless marriage or call it quits.

To take the path less travelled or do what everyone expects you to do.

The Crossroad is also:

Choice.

Options.

Opportunity.

It is a chance for you to take a STAND.

SPEAK UP and be heard.

Overcome fear and be BRAVE.

Claim your BIRTHRIGHT.

DECLARE that you want something different.

Better.

More.

The Crossroad doesn’t have to be paralyzing.

It can be LIBERATING.

It can be whatever you CHOOSE it to be.

But here’s the catch.

You can’t stand at the Crossroad forever.

Eventually you have to choose.

You have to pick one.

You’ve got to take a step forward – in ANY direction.

Is it the RIGHT direction?

Who knows.

Does that matter?

No.

What matters is – YOU HAVE CHOICE.

When we feel stuck, paralyzed, and helpless we convince ourselves that there are no options. 

That we are victims.

The beauty of the Crossroad is that you have LOTS of choice. 

And YOU get to decide the path you take.

I was at a Crossroad for years before I decided to take a step forward and quit my job.

Did I know it was the RIGHT decision?

No.

Did I know what was NEXT?

Not really.

Was I scared?

Yes.

Did I do it anyway?

Yes.

Why?

Because I had CHOICE. I had OPTIONS. I had the OPPORTUNITY. 

I refused to be STUCK. 

I refused to SELL OUT.

I refused to SETTLE.

I refused to TOLERATE.

I CHOSE.

You can too. 

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter WHAT you choose, it matters THAT you choose.

You always have CHOICE.

It may not be an EASY choice.

It may not be a CLEAR choice.

It may not be the BEST choice.

But it is there. 

And YOU are in control. 

What is the Crossroad you are staring down?

What PATH do you want to explore?

What would it take for you to take that first STEP forward?

What are you waiting for?