These "captured moments" are some of my best photographs as a amateur photographer. Each of them spoke to me, created a memory, and taught a lesson. In sharing them, I hope you benefit from the lessons learned.
This path did not always exist. I got tired of walking through the high grass on the way to my special spot of reflection and prayer, so I decided to make the path. In slowing my walk to that place, you can see many different animal tracks revealing that others have taken it too.
In life, just like in leadership, you either choose to follow the path created by others (learning) OR you create a path that others will follow (legacy). It takes wisdom to decide correctly depending on your current circumstance. You cannot always be a "trailblazer" because there is much for each of us to learn. It is only after you have learned and experienced something special that you can begin leaving a legacy that others will follow.
Find your place of reflection and prayer. Once you find it, the learning and legacy will naturally come together. Commit to doing that today!
By far, this is the best no filter picture I have ever taken with any camera (and this was taken by a cheap cell phone). What did it take? Purpose or desire of wanting to get this picture instead of extra sleep. Planning to get up at the right time and be in the exact location necessary. Patience to wait in the dark and slowly watch the sun rise on the horizon. Persistence to take photo after photo without stopping to check the quality of each photo taken. Presence to be right there focused on the task at hand (and nowhere else).
For successful life and leadership, they require the same "Ps."