Recognizing Your Defining Moments

Defining moments. We’ve all had them and can recall specific times in our lives when something of great significance happened that catapulted us to the next level of success or pushed us to go the extra mile even when we didn’t feel like it. Often times they exist in our memory as vivid and specific as the moment they occurred. This is how strongly they have impacted us.

Moments can be defining, when they are the right moment at the right time. Equally as significant, however, can be those moments that are not right or which come at the wrong time. When handled appropriately, even the wrong moments can benefit us and help us achieve success. If not handled appropriately, however, these moments can actually prevent us from reaching our goals or delay success from being released in our lives.

In today’s video, I talk about how to recognize your moments and evaluate them to determine if they are right for you when they arrive, and then how to handle them appropriately.   Take a few minutes and watch the video, then leave me your thoughts on defining moments below.

Remember, not every opportunity or “moment” is the right one for you.  It may sound great and be fantastic, but if it’s not yours, then it will only deter you from your goals, rather than help you reach them.  Focus in your pursuit is essential in order for success to be realized.

Yours in Success,

    • Beverly
    • 4 Aug

    Thanks, Krista for your inspirational message. This past weekend I had a defining moment. I would like to share this with others and help them realize that every moment we live is special and some of those moments have high perks. Thanks so much for sharing your insights with all of us.
    Bless you!


  1. Hi Krista: Defining moments is right on. Your reaction to life happening defines your path. How you react to what happens to you when you wakeup will make it a great day or a bad one. Your journey may hit a bump in the road and do you say the lemon was sour or will you make lemonade? Keep it going Krista.
    .-= Arlan Murata´s last blog ..Are You A Dreamer? =-.

  2. I loved this post on Defining Moments and I agree, it really is a journey of many defining moments. Our perspective of the situation at that time and the choices we make doing those times. I love your video also, you are great on camera!

    Mahalo (thank you),
    Kellie 🙂
    .-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..MY PRIVATE AND VERY PERSONAL ADDICTION TO FOOD =-.

  3. Hey Krista
    That was a great video. I have to agree that there is not going to be some big moment like a light bulb turning on that is going to define your business. It’s going to come over a period of moments that all add up over time. Well, that’s what I fell.
    Thansk for the post. 🙂
    .-= Steve´s last blog ..Reactive vs Proactive – There Is A Major Difference For Your Business =-.

    • @Steve, Absolutely Steve. It’s the combination of several “moments” that end up defining us and leading to our overall success. Well said. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Krista,
    Your Heartfelt message on Defining Moments is Inspirational. Thank you for sharing the Glow that Flows through You to All of Us. Now, That’s an Eternal defining Moment! 😉

    .-= Tone Floreal´s last blog ..About Tone Floreal =-.

  5. Hi Krista,
    I hadn’t really thought about defining moments like this before but it makes so much sense. Thanks for the post. When I get to these moments/opportunities and have to decide which way to go previously I’ve tried to think ok is this assisting me to achieve my goals or not. If not, I’ve just let it go but what you’ve said though really takes it to the next step and it is a truly great idea to pass on the opportunities that aren’t right for me. Love it!
    .-= Sally Bath´s last blog ..How To Use Social Bookmarking To Increase Your Exposure =-.

    • Hey Sally,
      Thanks for stopping by. I didn’t always see moments this way either. I was driving around one day a while back and it hit my like an “ah-ha” and then I tried it and found it worked…the rest you’ve already heard about in the video. 🙂 I look forward to hearing about your experience with it.

  6. Krista,

    Thank you for this post, I will pay more attention to remember others when these potential Defining Moments are presented to me. I haven’t always kept others in mind but that is great advice!

    You seem so comfortable in video, that’s terrific!


  7. Krista,

    Defining moments are precious and pretty rare; however, I’ve found that capitalizing on those times creates a greater abundance of them.

    Great reminder to reflect not only on our own growth, but to also lend a hand to those we connect with:)

    Love your accent, Krista. You were born to make videos!
    .-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..Validation =-.

    • You are a kind kind person Darlene!! Yes! Capitalizing does create abundance…good way to put it. Appreciate your comments here, look forward to connecting with you more in the community.

  8. Krista,

    As you point out, our success or failure really does come as the result of a combination of defining moments. Some of these may have even ended in what appeared to be failures. It is in picking ourselves up, learning from these experiences, and moving forward that we eventually find the “sweet spot”.

    I think timing also plays a huge role in our defining moments. Sometimes the opportunity can be right but the timing might be wrong. When we pay attention to all of the factors involved we’re able to make our best decisions.

    Thanks for the reminder to pay it forward. Yes, it is in helping others that we achieve our greatest success, along with a feeling of satisfaction that we’ve done something to make the world a bit brighter!
    .-= Kathy Jodrey´s last blog ..Abundance of Money AND Religion: Can They Co-Exist? =-.

    • Kathy. Appreciate your insight here. I’m all about paying it forward and sharing the value, to me there is no greater feeling than knowing that you have been able to make someone’s day a little brighter by helping them out. Let’s go pay it forward!!! You Rock my friend.

  9. I couldn’t agree more ~ it is the combination of many moments handled the right way that help us achieve our greatest dreams and true success.

    And yes, if you recognize a moment as great but not for you, definitely pay it forward and spread the love!

    You are such a natural at videos ~ very inspiring Krista!
    .-= Beth Allen´s last blog ..Day 26 ~ The Fortune REALLY is in the Follow Up! =-.

    • @Beth Allen, Hey Beth! Thanks for your comments (and compliments). Paying it forward is awesome. I love to share and create life changing moments for other people, and from visiting your blog, can tell you feel the same. Keep bringing the value.

      Appreciate you,

  10. this is so inspiring! thanks Krista for sharing this great video,
    it is so true, and I have had many of these moments over the last few weeks,

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