Every second has meaning.
Every waking moment.
Every scroll through the smartphone.
What if every distraction was a lost investment, every argument a lost chance at connection? What if every frustration cost more than we know?
Recently, author and speaker Tony Robbins posted on his social media channels an article that referenced this concept. What if we chose to recognize the power and opportunity in every moment? How would that change our viewpoint on life?
How would it change our personality?
Living With Weighted Moments
How much I missed, simply because I was afraid of missing it.
Your story isn’t written in the big moments.
When you are a kid through young adult, your life is shaped by big moments. Everything feels like a movie. Drama, sadness, heartbreak. Wounds feel like they will never heal.
Now I remember different things. I remember the pattern my dad used to mow the grass. I remember playing Super Nintendo. I remember lunch at my grandparents eating turkey sandwiches and drinking iced tea.
I remember football games in the yard.
We can reshape our past through emotion, evaluation, and memory. We can assign meaning to events, the meaning we pick, and equip ourselves for moving forward.
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
The challenge is to not let weighted moments wear you down.
Opportunity stands on the knife edge from worry, potential from pressure, what could be from what’s the worst that could happen.
The choice is consistent and constant.
Journal. Pray. Reflect. Meditate. Work to recognize and shift your habits.
We all deal with our traumas in different ways.
Look forward to the gifts life offers. Make the most of the minutes. Choose to see opportunity and grasp it. Understand your story is not finished and you are called to bigger things.
Choose to not miss the small moments.
See what happens.