Crossroads In Life Bring Choices

The third theme inspired by metamorph’s inspirational thoughts about life has reached it’s goal in two ways.

Firstly, it has confirmed that my approach to this series of posts completely fits my pathway to inspiration. It was a simple plan:
Firstly, provide an example of inspirational stories that I can use during the Strategy phase of my inspiration pathway.
Secondly, provide the inspirational words that form the Production phase of my inspiration pathway.

This is proving so successful, that I am immediately Reaping benefits and becoming inspired to develop this website in new, exciting directions – more of which later.

In fact, even the first post in this series inspired me to consider a new series of articles. However, I put that series about motivational leadership on hold. I am sure, with a bit more planning, I can make that series interesting, but I find that other things are more important to Quality Of Life (QOL).

Crossroads In Life Photograph

At crossroads in life, we do have a choice.

The third photograph from metamorph has the caption:

At crossroads in life, we do have a choice.

In keeping with the strategy behind this series explaining my inspirational words collection, I searched for that phrase on the Internet.

It soon became obvious to me that the most common theme across the most popular results was Self Help. Self help is a huge topic, covering many aspects of life. Vendors of self help methods, products, and services are keen to use the crossroads in life metaphor to help promote their wares.

There is nothing wrong with providing helpful services. If these mentoring services or guidance manuals help you make good choices at your crossroads, then all is well. Unfortunately, none of the self help products and services that I reviewed seemed particularly good. Certainly, no better than the “Seasons Of Change” model I covered in my previous post.

The idea of building your own self help network is appealing, and that is exactly what we can achieve together on this website. I have done it before with self help for a common health problem, so, with your help, we will build a self help network for improving quality of life.

Just ask a question, or share your opinions in the comments box here, or on any other articles that interest you. Make the correct choice at this crossroads in your life, and you can be part of an inspiring project, helping yourself as well as others.

2 thoughts on “Crossroads In Life Bring Choices

  1. metamorph

    “You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.”
    Anthony Robbins quotes (American advisor to leaders)
    We do have a choice, don’t we? Whatever choice we make will effect a change in our life as well as all others around us. More so those very close to us – especially our loved ones. No matter what our past might have been this is a very good opportunity for us to “change” and make our choice conscientiously and wisely so that LIFE will become better and happier for ourselves and our loved ones, and if possible for everyone else on Planet Earth.

    1. Keith From Shrewdies Post author

      I agree with most of the quote except “Forget your past.”

      To me, being at the crossroads is a good opportunity to look back. “Who have you decided to become?” is very strong in this context, because if we recognize mistakes, we have a chance at the crossroads to change direction.

      Nothing brings this home to me stronger than the edition of “Secret Millionaire” I just watched (should be accessible on, though you may need to be in UK to access it). The program content isn’t really important, as the message reinforces a universal truth. Self-made millionaire from an underprivileged background returns to his roots, helps others as he has been helped in the past, and realizes he needs to spend less time amassing more wealth, and more time helping the less fortunate.

      I do believe in self-help, but I believe we help ourselves most when we are helping others. When we get that opportunity to change, if we recognize the importance of other people, then we get a chance to improve at least 2 lives, possibly many more. I doubt that will ever be a decision any one of us will look back on and see as a mistake.

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