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Ever had a "now or never" opportunity?

Asked by Facade (22899points) September 18th, 2010

What was the situation?
Did you do it? If not, why? If so, do you regret it?

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LuckyGuy's avatar

I took an overseas assignment. The kids were 6 and 4 and I figured if I waited they would have stronger ties to home, friends, family, and school. It would never be easier than right now.

It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Several job situations and one personal one. The personal one posed the greatest risk to my stability but I decided to take it and it cost me my home, the confidence of a few people close to me and my self confidence for about a year.

Frenchfry's avatar

I absolutely hate those situations. I start regretting afterwards that I didn’t. My first husband was moving to Seattle, WA when we dating. I didn’t want him to leave and wanted to be with him. I was in college. It was either go with him now or never be with him. We both agreed long distance relatioinships don’t work. I went with him. Now I wish I didn’t.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I suppose I have these opportunities all the time and I take them, always.

NaturallyMe's avatar

The first one that came to mind was this really high, scary water slide that i tried one time. I wanted to, but didn’t want to do it, but it was now or i’d never be back to do it again, it was just scary.
Other than that, i suppose there are business opportunities that come along, and it’s obvious that if we don’t take it, we’ll miss it forever (it’s trading space opportunities, so getting the opportunity to trade in a particular shopping center and passing it up pretty much means we’ll probably never get into that particular center again, at least not within the next 2 – 5 years.
I don’t recall having many “now or never” moments other than these.

Aster's avatar

yeah , executive secretary or marriage. I picked marriage and now I’m glad. At the time I was conflicted.

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