The Five Most Impactful Decisions of Our Lives

If I’d sped through the yellow light on my way to buy a lottery ticket I’d be a millionaire right now.  The guy in front of me at the convenience store bought a ticket of randomly selected numbers.  I bought the next set of randomly selected numbers.  The next day I learned that he’d won $22 million.  That was a costly yellow light.
Hustling to catch a subway like Gwyneth Paltrow’s character, Helen,  in “Sliding Doors” is not an active life changing decision.  It is a reaction to circumstance and environment.   The following list of Decisions drive the circumstances and environments that we react to on a daily basis:
  1. Where you live
  2. Where you work
  3. Who you marry
  4. Your decision to have your first child
  5. Your ultimate religious affiliation