5 Tough Decisions — David Brown

1# The Career Decision

A career decision is very closely related to the crossroads of our lives. It may not be the most important at all, of course, but it has more impact on our daily lives than many other decisions.

2# Going back to School or Getting an Advanced Degree

If two choices are equal — let’s say they’re both excellent career paths and have similar salaries, then sometimes going back to school or getting an advanced degree is what makes the difference. In some cases, it might be what will open up more doors for us down the road. You need to think about whether or not you want to learn more about the profession you have chosen or whether it will be better for your career goals to go get another degree or complete a certificate program.

  • -Can you afford to return to school?
  • -Do you have the time to devote to studying?
  • -Will you be able to find a job once you graduate?
  • -Is the program you’re interested in reputable and accredited?
  • -What are the living expenses like in the city where the school is located?

3# Moving to Another City/Country

This is another of the most critical decisions in our lives that come at a crossroads. Sometimes there’s no way around it — especially if you have family somewhere else, then moving becomes an inevitable decision. If you’re thinking about moving, though, think carefully before choosing where to go next. Make sure this city or country will make you happy because it may not be so easy to bounce back once you’ve moved somewhere new. Think how good are your chances of finding employment there; are there any other opportunities for professional development? Check out all the pros and cons of that city or country before making the decision.

  • -Can you afford to move?
  • -Is the city you’re interested in reputable and accredited?
  • -What are the living expenses like in the city?

4# Marriage/Having Children

This is an important life choice that will inevitably change your life forever. It is one of those crossroads decisions you need to make at a certain point in your life because it’s hard to bounce back once you’ve gone down the “family” path. Make sure this is what you really want; think about how marriage will affect your career goals, if any, and whether parenthood fits with them. Be honest with yourself before taking this huge step — make sure there’s no other reason than true love behind the decision if you do decide to marry someone. Nobody wants to get divorced, but not everybody realizes what it means till they’re in it. Talk to someone you trust before making this life-changing choice; more often than not, they’ll be able to give you some perspective on what you’re planning.

5# Leaving A Long Term Relationship

Sometimes the most difficult “crossroads” decisions are the ones about love and relationships. There comes a time when we need to make a tough decision whether or not to end up our long-term relationship with someone we love very much. We all get used to people who are always around us; seeing this person every day, sharing moments together — it’s something that becomes part of our routine pretty quickly, but is this regular routine that will make you happy? If there’s somebody out there who makes you more comfortable than your current partner, then you should move on from your relationship. But make sure it’s the right thing to do — never justify your decision with “I’ll be happier without you anyway.” Make sure this is really what makes you happy and not just an easy way out of a challenging situation or a bad but comfortable habit.

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Husband | 2x Dad 👶🏻 | Director for Frontline Freedom | MBA-Organizational Management | Outdoor Enthusiast | Trying to earn my father of the year mug.

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David Brown

David Brown

Husband | 2x Dad 👶🏻 | Director for Frontline Freedom | MBA-Organizational Management | Outdoor Enthusiast | Trying to earn my father of the year mug.