CROSSROADS

We all, at some point in our lives reach a crossroad or many of them.  Crossroads are major intersections we arrive at where we have to make a change.  Let us take a look at the Webster Dictionary Meaning of Crossroads.

Crossroads-1.  An intersection of two or more roads.  2.  A point at which a crucial decision must be made that will have far-reaching consequences.

Daily Wisdom Word Definition of Crossroads-1.  A point in life when we are forced to make a major change.  This is usually something we have been procrastinating on because we are torn as to what to do.  

Crossroads are usually serious.  We have a decision to make and we have been procrastinating with how to handle a situation.  These are usually major points in our lives when circumstances require a change.  For example, a career change, or a major change with our children or ourselves.  Crossroads are best handled in one way by drawing a T or crossroad standing upright on a piece of paper, because we can write down the pros on one side of the T and the cons on the other side.  

Ben Franklin used to do this when he had a major decision to make.  Whichever side of the list is longer, is the decision we should probably go with.  One thing to remember when making a major decision, is it would never have been put off this long to reach a crossroad unless it was difficult.  Remember this when reaching a decision when you arrive at a crossroad because there is hardly ever a perfect decision.  There is only the best decision possible under the circumstances we can make.  

I think back on my life, and think of times I have been at a major intersection requiring I make up my mind about a situation.  I think of coming to a crossroad, as coming to a point where are emotions are involved with making the decision.  

An example of a decision that would arrive at a crossroad to begin with usually should have been dealt with sooner such as a breakup with someone.  These decisions have come this far, because we still love the party we are thinking of ending a relationship with.  We just don’t want to make a decision of this magnitude, because we most likely can never go back.  These kinds of decisions would require major construction overhaul with the roads involved to change our minds about it again, which is why we are so careful when making these decisions to begin with.  

What are decisions you’ve been faced with making that required you to arrive at a crossroad to make them?  Another example of a decision we have to make when arriving at a crossroad with permanent consequences is deciding when it is time to put a parent in assisted living or have them move in with you.  These decisions rarely involve just one set of emotions, and we need to make them carefully.  

Ben Franklin, from my understanding, would literally draw a T as mentioned above and list the pros and cons of this decision in future and present scenarios.  This seems so simplistic, but does work.  

I hope this has helped you understand crossroads and what and how these types of decisions affect us.  Beneath this post, is a place where you can “join the discussion.  I would really appreciate it, an so would others, if you would take part in this discussion.  Sometimes, just hearing another person’s point of view, can be so helpful.  Thanks so much for reading about crossroads today.  

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