Without thinking too much about how we arrived at this point, being at the crossroads requires of us a decision. The selection we make at the crossroads – irrespective of whether we are talking about work or personal issues – will impact on our today and tomorrow.
At the crossroads our senses often seem heightened with the choices set out before us. We can appreciate the importance our input will have on the course of the coming days. If we select ‘A’ then ‘B’ is closed off to us and, of course, vice versa.
Another option at the crossroads, that of turning around and retracing our steps, may or may not be open to us. The bridges we used to reach here were perhaps created through a coming together of many factors and, although not burnt, they might not be available to us any longer.
Prior to moving forward at the crossroads in the manner most opportune ideally, possibly it is worth taking a few moments to acclimatize ourselves with our surroundings.
Looking around we have the opportunity to clarify our position and reflect on our desired destination. Time invested in this could turn out to be profitable to us in choosing our way at the crossroads and indeed beyond.
Thanks for reading this ‘At the crossroads‘ post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)