When I look back over my life experiences I recognize how the pieces fit together as if it were some well constructed puzzle. During my moments of reflection what always amazes me is that when I am in the midst of these experiences I do not recognize how they are shaping me or how they are helping to construct the nature of my journey.
What I have come to understand is that these experiences are neither good nor bad. They are events in our existence that make us who we are. They move us closer to our hopes, our dreams and our destinies.
Qualifying these events diminishes the purpose. We are human and it is not my intention to discount the innate emotions that we feel in moments of great despair and joy; however we must move beyond these emotions and continue to travel with purpose.
Our purpose is to affect this universe in a way that will add to the greatness of this life in this moment and for generations to come.
Do not be discouraged by a misstep, do not be carried away by a victory. We are not defined by these moments.
Our legacy is the definition of our contribution to this life.