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The term Crossing the Rubicon goes back to Roman times. In 49 BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river and entered Italy from Gaul with a standing army. To do so was treason, an act of audacity against the Roman state and it effectively started a bloody civil war.
Crossing the Rubicon was the point of no return for Caesar. It was an act of war, an irreversible step with no turning back. He knew the implications of his actions. When he had crossed the river he said: "The die is now cast, there is no going back, ever again". He was irrevocably committed to that course of action.
Crossing the Rubicon is, therefore, a term for taking bold, decisive and irreversible action. It is the point of no return. When you write your personal strategy you cross the point of no return in that you take control of your own life and set a transformational course of action into play.
You effectively burn your bridges and face down your best excuses. Move from knowing about the steps to transform your situation to doing something very practical about it. 'To know and not to do is not yet to know' is how Confucius put it over 2500 years ago. Moving from knowing to doing is crossing the rubicon.