Tin Cup

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.”
—Roy McAvoy in Tin Cup
 
I believe this quote was around before the movie, but either way its good advice. Mrs. Gump was right when she told Forrest, “Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re gonna get.” We can’t control what comes our way, we can only control how we handle it. When winners are faced with a defining moment they rise to the occasion because they are ready (they have planned, prepared, and practiced so they can succeed.) If we leave life to chance and don’t have a goal, overriding mission, or plan for our life, then we must take a chance when something comes along that challenges us. Or, if we know what we want and are faced with a chance to move closer to our goal, but first have to overcome an incredible obstacle, we do it. As John Keating says in the film Dead Poets Society“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” 
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