Micah August 27th

Moments.

There are themes in my life that I keep coming back to. Thoughts that I have had for years and years, but havent been able to either articulate or formulate. Yet.

Yesterday, I wrote about bidirectional value relationships. All day today, I kept seeing their application. For example, I have friends raising money for their startups. In the question of whether they should accept the term sheet or not, the answer is in the relationship. Is Value and therefore Power, shared? If no, then dont take the money. If yes, run to the bank.

Another theme that has been bouncing around in my brain since I cant remember when is the concept of the importance of moments. Yesterday I tweeted that everything starts and ends with a moment. And, today, my friend Sarah Townsend on the Social Vibe blog, posted this video:

Moments.

I can remember exact moments in my life. All kinds. From love and heartache to business decisions to mistakes. I remember the moment I fell in love with playing lacrosse (and later coaching lacrosse).

Unimportant moments. Important moments.

I just know that its the moments in life that matter more than the big sweeping stories.

Yet, if moments are the most important components of our lives, why do we spend so much time forgetting about them and not discussing them?

Moments. I know thats what makes my life amazing (and amazingly difficult at times).

Do moments matter? Am I crazy for caring about the moments?

  • Maren Hogan

    No, you’re not crazy at all. Moments take up a story, that’s the unit of time in which someting can change, which makes it very powerful. I like this post a lot. Glad I stopped by.

  • Maren Hogan

    No, you’re not crazy at all. Moments take up a story, that’s the unit of time in which someting can change, which makes it very powerful. I like this post a lot. Glad I stopped by.

  • Jeremy Pepper

    The timing is too good. I don’t regret the past, but I remember the moments and use what I learned.

    But, yes, life is full of those moments, like mini-ephiphanies, that shape our lives. I just had one tonight, with a phone call that did not go the way it should.

  • Jeremy Pepper

    The timing is too good. I don’t regret the past, but I remember the moments and use what I learned.

    But, yes, life is full of those moments, like mini-ephiphanies, that shape our lives. I just had one tonight, with a phone call that did not go the way it should.

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  • Alex Calic

    Of course moments matter- they make us who we are and help us define what we want to be. Shared moments magnify this

  • Alex Calic

    Of course moments matter- they make us who we are and help us define what we want to be. Shared moments magnify this

  • Shane Adams

    Micah, great post. The moments in between are oftentimes the most important parts of life. It’s not necessarily how you deal with the big events that defines who you are as a person, but more appropriately, the journey from big event to big event.

    It’s the moments that matter. Thanks for sharing, as always.

  • Shane Adams

    Micah, great post. The moments in between are oftentimes the most important parts of life. It’s not necessarily how you deal with the big events that defines who you are as a person, but more appropriately, the journey from big event to big event.

    It’s the moments that matter. Thanks for sharing, as always.

  • Alex

    While there are obviously huge milestone moments that stand out I think one of the keys to enjoying life to be fully present even the mundane moments (frying an egg, tying your shoes, getting on the bus); particularly those moments shared with others.

    Love the video and the fact that this post made me recall the critical moments in my life.

  • Alex

    While there are obviously huge milestone moments that stand out I think one of the keys to enjoying life to be fully present even the mundane moments (frying an egg, tying your shoes, getting on the bus); particularly those moments shared with others.

    Love the video and the fact that this post made me recall the critical moments in my life.

  • Chris Saad

    This is such a beatuiful vid – thanks so much for sharing dude!

  • Chris Saad

    This is such a beatuiful vid – thanks so much for sharing dude!

  • theoneinpink

    Thanks for reposting.  I love this video so much!  Very inspiring.

  • Sarah

    Thanks for reposting.  I love this video so much!  Very inspiring.

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