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.

Jason Halogen: Musician, Songwriter, Producer

Leaving the East Coast for LA as an adult. It was goodbye to friends and family, for sure, but also leaving behind my band, my projects, the music community, my home and haunts, and throwing myself into a world where I’d accomplished nothing and knew practically no-one. I knew it’d be incredibly hard, and it was, for a long time. However, the alternative was just slowly fading and forever wondering what might have happened if I’d only had the nerve. So I found the nerve. Read more>>

Mila Miranda: Music Producer | Performer | Vocalist

My most difficult decision was to put myself and my life first, ahead of my Mother’s vision for me and my life. There was a point in my life where I really wanted to become a dancer. I knew that my small town was not conducive for my dreams. So, I decided to follow these dreams and not wait for my Mother’s approval. I left my town at the age of 17 to pursue my dreams and the vision I had for my life. Read more>>

Mikael Oganes | Music Producer

I had a couple of hard decisions in my life. One of them was leaving my entire family and friends in Israel and move to the USA all by myself with 4000 in my pocket to pursue a music career.
Sometimes I feel like if I would’ve offered to live my life again, I would’ve just chickened out because of the places I have been and the scenarios I have experienced (and still keep experiencing) are totally worthy of a thriller novel. Read more>>

Jorney Leysner: Dj/Producer

Choosing for safety and go into corporate life, or choose to follow my heart and make it in the music industry was definitely the hardest decision to make for me. Read more>>

Brittany Treadway: Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner

When looking back on all the steps that have moved me forward to where I am today, I would have to say that the most important decision that contributed to my success was the moment that I told my boss to fire me if he felt like what I was doing was wrong. During my short time working for another Chiropractor in Florida, I was asked to treat and bill in ways that I felt were unethical. Read more>>

Roy Kariok: Founder / owner @Paramusical.com, Guitar Player, Running / cycling geek 🙂

Easley, Leaving Israel. Deciding that I am going to a different country without really knowing the language too much and just go for it.. Read more>>