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.

Nessa Kate | Model & Daycare Chef

My divorce and moving on with my next chapter life will be so much easier just me and my baby girl but hands down the hardest decision I’ve ever made. Read more>>

Edward Smith | Former Professional Athlete

The most difficult professional decision I have had to make came at the end of my baseball career. After toiling in the minor leagues for 9 seasons, 1987- 95 I came to a crossroad. Do I continue to chase my childhood dream of making it to the big leagues or was it finally time to turn my focus in another direction. After years of hard work and sacrifice the frustration of never seeming to be in the right place at the right time was wearing on me. After countless sleepless nights in what would be my last summer of professional baseball (1995), I was contemplating what I would do if I actually had the courage to walk away from nearly a decade of my life. In some self reflection I started to ponder how my life may have been different if I had pursued the sport of football, accepting one of the many college scholarships during my senior year of high school. Read more>>