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.

Jean-Michel Thomas – Dobaria | Director of Marketing/Visual

The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was to leave my all family behind and come to America by myself to follow my dreams, purpose in life. You have to believe on yourself, your art, your worth to make that JUMP. Read more>>

Ashley K SHiFT | Serial Entrepreneur

Initially when the thought of starting my own business came across my mind, I doubted myself. I thought it would be too hard because I didn’t know too many people personally doing what I wanted to do, the way I wanted to do it. However, it didn’t take me long to snap out of that mindset and SHiFT that energy to a more positive energy. If I didn’t know a lot of people doing what I wanted to do then it was meant for me to do it. So I asked myself, should I put more energy into thinking about what was the worst thing that could happen or what was the best thing that could happen? That energy SHiFT was all I needed to give me the motivation to just go for it. I am passionate about serving others and solving problems. I wanted to use that passion in a creative way to help people evolve and succeed in life. I wanted to show others how to SHiFT so I first had to SHiFT. So, when I made the decision to make a decision the Universe SHiFTed for me. Nothing moves or happens until we deicide. Read more>>

Peng Zhou | Artist (Photography, Mixed-Media)

I left my hometown and went to another country I never lived before to breakthrough myself at the age of 34. Read more>>

RRicardo Garcia | Artist/Painter

To fully commit as an artist. a leap of faith not knowing the outcome. Read more>>