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.
Do you see it yet? How about now? Look closely through the hole in that tree. That's one of my children and, oh, the communication struggle it was to get him lined up for this picture. I knew where he needed to be but had to put it in terms that he could understand and would willingly follow. If your vision is not clear then neither will be your communication. You have to see enough to find your direction, share the vision, guide others, and keep making progress together for an incredible moment.
This photo brings me so much joy! The curly-headed, little boy was not part of our plan, but he was a perfect gift from God. The photo captured his first ever snow, and he is mesmerized. All of his energy and rambunctiousness was stilled as he climbed into that chair and, silently, gazed out the window. If I had remained "busy," then I would have missed the opportunity to capture this incredible moment. Learn to slow down. Learn to look around. Learn to take it all in. Life, just like leadership, is short, but we have the right amount of time for our purpose. When was the last time that you were "stilled" to take in the joy that surrounds you?