The Three-Tined Fork in the Road

We generally think of a fork-in-the-road as a two-choice juncture, but maybe you’re facing a three-tined fork.

There comes a point at which big decisions are required—the proverbial fork in the road.  We generally think of it as a two-choice juncture, but for those of us struggling with a big choice, it may be that, instead of facing a two-tined fork, you’ve been facing a three-tined fork.

Left – Yes! A path leading forward and beyond

Right – No! A path leading forward and beyond

Center – Dabbler.  A path leading in a circle

The Deceptive Center Path

The center path of the dabbler crosses the other two paths so that, for a time, you may feel as though you’re moving forward.  In reality, though, the gradual loop is just leading you back to the beginning—the original fork in the road. You’re no closer to anything beyond this big choice.

Ultimate Success

It’s my feeling that either the left or right paths can lead you to ultimate success; freeing you from the loop to nowhere.  Staying on the dabbler’s path will only tease you with glimpses and short-lived experiences of that ultimate success.

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Author: Lorraine Esposito

Lorraine Esposito 914-410-7502 Lorraine Esposito is a certified professional life coach, mentor coach, owner of The Center for Coaching Mastery at Westchester Community College in New York, and nationally recognized author of The Peacemaker Parent, Solving Problems for Today, Teaching Independence for a Lifetime, Lorraine is the featured life coach for a popular New York radio station, WFAS 103.9 FM and is in collaboration with and featured blogger for the National Football League and USA Football adding a ‘coach approach’ to coaching youth sports. Lorraine’s client base includes CEO’s in the entertainment industry, White House and Capitol Hill public affairs staff, entrepreneurs, global TED speakers, award winning writers, new coaches just starting out, successful business women between 40 and 55 looking for more out of life, and parents needing a little help making good on their parenting promises. Lorraine’s career matches the diversity in her coaching practices. Starting out in the rural mid-west, Lorraine has owned four small businesses; the first, an automobile repair center, started at age 16. Her corporate experience is mainly in negotiating multimillion dollar contracts as the buyer of domestic in-flight food and beverages for Trans World Airlines and then as a procurement manager for the New York City Transit Authority. Lorraine’s strength has always been creatively finding solutions to even the most complicated goal. In addition, Lorraine’s 30 years as a professional fitness coach continues to add depth to all her endeavors. She has been featured in various print, broadcast, and on-line media and is a public speaker regarding personal leadership to community and school-based audiences. Lorraine lives in New York with her husband and two teenage sons.

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