Life is tough. Every day we face moments that will test our resolve. We get battered and we get bruised along the way. Life throws curve balls to get us off of our plans. But life also has a way of reminding us what we are fighting for. A few days ago my wife and I welcomed our son into this world. My wife persisted through all the pregnancy pains and a prolonged delivery which culminated in a beautiful healthy baby boy.
We all experience moments that will define us. Whether it’s a new baby, a side project, a new endeavor, or anything that will get us out of our comfort zone, we will all be challenged with moments of truth. How we take advantage of those moments is the real challenge. Will we transform ourselves into something new, something better, and something stronger, or will we make excuses and let these precious moments pass without taking advantage of them. These moments will define who we are.
Moments like these help us see what we are truly made of.
Moments like these are reminders for us to slow down so we can appreciate the beauty of life.
Moments like these are opportunities for us to look within ourselves so we can correct our course.
Moments like these are reminders for us to strengthen our resolve.
Moments like these give us the energy to keep pushing forward.
The whole experience of being in the delivery room with my wife along with the doctors and nurses was a defining moment for me. I was in awe by witnessing my wife’s strength and will power. I was amazed by the nurses who genuinely cared with so much empathy. I was humbled to see the doctor stay focused and deliver under high pressure. The experience in the delivery room was a moment that has taught me to be more humble and trusting. It has also taught me that life is tough but if we stay strong and focused, we can reach our goals.
So next time you are faced with a defining moment in your life, remember to take full advantage of it. Open up to it by letting it transform you. Take a moment to examine yourself from the inside and learn from it. Let it guide you to the greatness that you seek.
After all, this moment is yours.
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