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Essay: 'Turn-Back' Moments

"We learn from the past, we embrace the present, and then shape the future." Michael Corthell Life can be a rollercoaster ride with its fair share of ups and downs. While we can't change the past, we often find ourselves looking back at certain moments in our lives and wishing we could have done things differently. These moments are what we call "turn-back moments." They're those times when we wish we could rewind time and make different choices. One of the most common areas where people experience these turn-back moments is in their careers. We spend a significant portion of our lives working, and it's natural to feel like we're not on the right path sometimes. We may look back and regret not taking a job offer or wish we'd pursued a different career path. But dwelling on those regrets won't help us move forward. Instead, we can use those experiences to make better choices in the future. We can identify what we want and take steps to get th

Wise Choices: Good Decision Making

by Michael Corthell We make decisions every day, some consciously, and some sub-consciously. Each one of them has a consequence, some very small, some very noticeable, and some not so noticeable, but some are really big — mind-blowing — even earth shattering in their importance. Sometimes when we choose a certain path we don't know where it will lead. Sometimes we make decisions easily, at other times they can be very difficult. Still at other times we are forced to make them quickly to avoid losing an opportunity or even risk losing our lives. Most people don't know what effect they're having on their own futures by the nature of these decisions. ''Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.'' — Robert Frost Most times, we go through our lives blind to our own thoughts and what actions we are about to take. Every single decision we ma