“When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” – Yogi Berra
Imagine you are going through life and you come to one of life’s forks in the road. If you’re like me, you’ll want to know something about each direction, where they are headed and whether you’d enjoy the path. If you’re like my wife, you’ll want to know where each path leads and which one will get you to where you want to go.
That may look like a subtle difference, but it’s a distinction that can tell you a lot about how the two of us can face the same issues and consider them in very different ways. One thing that’s the same, though, is that each of us is looking at the fork in the road and trying to decide which path to take. When we face the choice together, it might take us a while to talk through the possibilities and understand what each other considers important, but we end up making a decision sooner or later.
And I’ve found that whenever we’ve eventually made the decision – whether soon or late – usually turns out to be the right time for the decision to be made.
[This post is adapted from the 2013 archives.]