Crossroads

My friend Tanja from the city of Cacak says she is studying life’s crossroads from different perspectives. I believe this contemplation is important to her – as it is to me.

Crossroads are part of our lives. They happen for one good reason: we are the masters of our lives and we have the freedom of choice. This is not automatically self-understood. Just look at the history of mankind, you’ll know what I mean.

In fact, we have only recently discovered the freedom of choice. There are many people in this world who do not have the freedom to choose when they step onto a crossroad.

Crossroads can be forced upon us. Or they can be self-imposed. Whatever way, crossroads lead to decisions. Crossroads are about choices. Many people are afraid of crossroads, fearing to take the wrong decision. I believe there are no inherently wrong decisions. Crossroads are what they are – just crossroads, and will not determine the rest of our lives. It’s our character, belief, personality and openness to embrace change, what will ultimately determine the course of our lives.

When you reach a crossroad, take the direction you are most comfortable with at that time. Think well, but not too much. Listen to instinct – your gut feeling. There are no wrong decisions. The only thing crossroads do, is determine how fast you will get where you want to be. That is, if you know at all where you want to be.

In my free time, I ride motorcycles. I fill the gas tank, fire up my old Harley and hit the road. No plan, no goal. I hit many crossroads. So what do you think I do? Think at every crossroad what is best? Best for what? I turn into the road I like at the moment and make sure I enjoy it.

Tanja, thanks for inspiring this!

I think crossroads are important and the direction should be chosen wisely. At the same time, let’s not forget the basics: Let’s just enjoy the ride.

Regards and carpe diem.

PS: Many years ago,  Don McLean wrote a great song about Crossroads. Click here to heaer it. To me, it’s one of the most beatiful songs ever written and I dedicate it to Tanja. Chek out Lyrics!

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Solutions and possibilities

There is an answer to every question and there’s a solution for every problem – somewhere out there. Will you take the lead and find it? In my opinion, this has a lot to do with your comfort zone. If you want to make a difference, get out of it. Comfort zones are what they are ment to be – comfortable. Great things do happen, but definitely not within your comfort zone. Get out of there and make a diffrence.