I find it interesting to identify the turning points in people's lives. Deciding to do this and that instead of something else, is why we are where we are. A different decision would have resulted in our being somewhere else today.
In my casual reading, I came across Mark Twain's identification of *his* personal turning point - his decision at the age of twelve to deliberately expose himself to the *measles* disease in order to get it out of the way. It was a crazy thing to do, but (or, and) it put him on the path to becoming the most famous US writer of his time. The story inspired me to find my own most important single turning point, which took me rather longer than I thought it would.
I hope that my story (at the link below) will prompt other IN members to find *their* most-influential decisions.