They say life isn’t about the things that happen to you, but about the decisions you make. There’s a ton of coverage about the best decisions people have made, but not nearly enough conversation about the tough decisions. We asked folks we admire to tell us about the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make and have shared some of those responses below.

Keke Poole | Personal Trainer & Zumba Instructor

The most difficult decision I ever had to make was to move from Mississippi to Texas. Even though I had plans to expand my business , it still was a scary thought. I had to heavily research and way out the different options of how, when , and why I was taking that leap of faith. Overall my difficult decision turned into my greatest blessing. Read more>>

Natalia Gonzalez | Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner of Gonzalez Bilingual Therapy Services

The most difficult decision has been making changes in order to pursue the final goal. Some changes are not easy to make. Taking decisions that could impact the future of your career are hard to do and it is a risk you are taking. Taking risks is inevitable in order to pursue a better outcome. If you don’t take a risk, you will never know if it was worth it. Read more>>

Patrice Griffin | Author and Child Advocate

The most difficult decision i had to make was whether or not i should write a book about my life. I wondered whether or not people could relate to the things that i had experienced growing up. This was a very personal story that i would now share with the world. I wasnt sure if anyone would even care,but i decided to write it to help other survivors know that they arent alone in their silent struggles. Read more>>