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.

Dagmara Rodriguez | Wedding Officiant, Realtor, Ordained Minister, Notary Public

By far, the most difficult decision was to leave my steady paying job to pursue my dreams and aspirations. Especially during these trying times. I have taken a leap of faith and I am confident it was the correct one. Read more>>

Annie Tran | Marketing Strategist & Cannabis Content Creator

The most difficult decision I had to make was walking away from a blooming business because of a toxic friendship. Everyone always says to never get into business with your friends, but I believe that everything thinks that their friendships are different than the cliché. We had built a successful cannabis accessory that I was extremely proud of with my best friends of over 14 years. We had a very unfortunate falling out that made me realize that they weren’t that great of friends after all. Read more>>

Brittney Parnell | Owner of Sosidity Boutique

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was probably to leave the Army after serving 8 years. It’s kind of scary you know. Overwhelming, exciting and unfamiliar. My children are the absolute most important thing in my life. Not knowing if stepping out on faith will work in my favor or will I end up working another 9-5. Will I be able to afford the basic necessities, will my business bring in enough money to provide? Read more>>