Can you think of defining moment in your life that has possibly changed you either for the good or for the bad?
So what are defining moments?
Has your life been changed by a defining moment?
I know that my life has been marked by milestones. I also know that in one instance, your life can be changed forever by a specific action or event.
I was surprised to hear a family member who recently visited us in Chiapas, Mexico tell me that the trip that we made in a small boat up the river in the Canon de Sumidero was unforgettable and life changing.
He experienced a relaxation and an experience like no other.
He’s not a big public speaker, but his testimony is just what the tourism board in Chiapas needs to promote their tourism.
Can you think of any “defining moments” that have changed your life in a positive way?
I know I can.
Examples of Defining Moments
Here are a few examples of defining moments in my own life:
- The adoption of a child who changed the course of my life forever
- A new cuddly puppy dog who grew up to be one of my best friends in life for many years.
- Visiting a specific place or country and staying there for over 20 years.
- Receiving an award or honor for a particular accomplishment
- Landing a date with the hottest girl on planet earth
- Marrying the above referenced girl.
Where to Find “Defining Moments”
Here’s a few events to glean from to discover the defining moments in your life.
Trials are a part of everyone’s life.
Let’s face it. Life is full of problems. They might be simple problems, such as explaining to your boss why you are late again because your car broke down or they might be huge problems such as being diagnosed with cancer. We cannot get away from problems nor do we want to. Why? Because problems mean that we are alive!
No one is exempt from tough times. When we run our online business and begin to reach out to others, we will have problems, just like we do in every other part of life. This is good because from these trials and problems we will grow. We will learn what works and what doesn’t. We will learn who to trust and who not to trust. We will learn the best ways to portray ourselves and our products and which marketing techniques work the best. Will we have failures? Of course we will, but we will also have many successes and if we believe, have faith, and do the work, our successes will outweigh the failures.
Since everyone goes through a trial at some time or another, your life’s experience could be of great benefit to them. In my own life, my wife and I have gone through an adoption process that has lasted for many years now. We were handed our child when she was a couple of months old. There was only one problem. Since she had been abandoned on a corner by a grocery store in Mexico she had no birth certificate.
We embarked upon a journey that has taught us many things an after seven year’s time we finally finished the legal adoption process. We were frontiers in Mexico, because no one had legally done this before without taking shortcuts. The process is not completely finished, but we have learned some valuable lessons. One day I will share my insights with others who wish to adopt.
A Specific but Unique (Niche) Experience
Adopting a child is a specific life experience that any people are interested in. In addition to helping others in the area of adoptions I could also share with others how to overcome trials. So you see, you should examine your experiences, extract the lessons you have learned from them and use them to solve someone else’s problem. Consider this:
“When you are faced with problems in your life, your family, or your business you have two choices in front of you. You can choose to cover under them and allow them to break you or you can choose to stand up to them, overcome them, and learn from them. This really is a matter of choice. So many people face problems in their life and then simply give up. You don’t have to do that. You can keep going and growing”
A Painful Experience
Have you experienced a painful life experience?
What problem, hurt, or trial have you learned from? Review your life and think about what made you into the person you are today.
Think about those past experiences. Don’t waste them. Forgotten experiences are worthless.
Very seldom do we think about how a painful circumstance, embarrassment or failure con bring good into our lives while we are going through them. It is only after it is all said and done that it becomes a “past experience” and we can begin extracting lessons from them. That’s what I’ve done as a result of learning through these trails
Use Defining Moments To Discover Your Purpose in Life
These milestones or “defining moments” can be used in discovering your purpose . They can effect many areas of your life so why not learn from them and use them for your advantage.
These special moments can help you to define your special “niche” in life and even in your vocation. Capitalize on them. Use them for your benefit. and better yet, use them to benefit others.
My desire is that your defining moments will help you discover your purpose in life . Let me know if this article helps you.