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.

Thomas Ernst | Actor

Difficult decisions has to be made everyday in our lives and for the rest of our lives. As an actor you have to make a choice in your work and in your personal life. Support is very important I must say. Support from your family and friends. This is not a journey I could do on my own. I haven’t faced any questions from my parents in my childhood – this gave me a free will and powerful imagination from a very early age. I’ve since then starred in multiple Danish film and TV projects. In 2018 I decided to move across the pond to pursue an international acting career. I’m now based out of LA, recently finished filming for the role of Olaf Ludvigsen in Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” (2022). Read more>>

Laura Fama | Fashion Business Mentor & Podcaster & Conscious Influencer

That’s a great question. The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was to leave my fashion business after 12 years. After an exhausting yet completely fulfilling fashion journey, it was no longer serving me, and choosing to let it go was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make in my professional career. The capacity and ability to “let go” of something you’ve built from scratch takes courage, planning, fortitude, and support from others to leave your own business. It took me about 3 years to learn that I made the right decision of leaving everything I knew behind, moving to a completely new country, to take risks, and nothing is what it may seem and work in your favor. Read more>>

Antonio Ramsey | Singer, Actor/Model & Entertainer

While there have been many difficult decisions as I am Libra, the most difficult was moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles. I was leaving a very comfortable place to step into the unknown. Read more>>

Manvee Vaid | Founder at TerraKlay, mother and a learner

March 8, 2020. I was in India, celebrating my parent’s fiftieth wedding anniversary, completely unaware of the looming announcement of a global pandemic that would shut down the world. It was an exciting time and much awaited. COVID-19 seemed like a distant worry, only a concern in far east Asia. No need to be concerned over here in India, right? Wrong. Just four days after landing in India, I had 24 hours to leave. After hearing the phrase “global pandemic” thrown around on the news, it was a frenzy of rebooking tickets. This was real, and it was time to mask up in all the chaos. Read more>>