WorldWide Drilling Resource

14 SEPTEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® What Defines You and Your Future? by Tim Connor Over the years, I have observed people and their reactions and responses to many of life’s curves, roadblocks, and successes. I include myself in these observations with the goal of trying to determine who I am, who I have been, and who I am becoming. Sometimes it’s a wonderful story unfolding with each new day, and other times it’s a sad and frustrating picture. What makes the difference in our lives and how we evaluate those defining moments and their impact on us? A better question could be: “Why do we do, or not do, the inner work necessary for a happy, productive, worthwhile life?” No one escapes adversity in life, relationships, health, career, or finances. Life is a journey from where we have come from, to where we are going; that journey is riddled with disappointment, frustration, and discouragement, as well as success, achievement, and wonderful memories. Each of us makes numerous decisions each day which have a direct and indirect impact on how the journey for each of us unfolds. When these decisions are made with a mindset ruled by fear and uncertainty, stress and discouragement, and unrealized expectations and disappointments, we will surely create a future with more of the same. When we find the opportunity that always lies hidden within all of life’s negative circumstances, we will have the ability to create a better future where we learn to let our lives be filled with peace, joy, and happiness. The key is in knowing how we choose what will define us. This definition is always grounded in one simple philosophy and it is: When our time is up here, what will have been our proudest moments and our best decisions? It requires the ability to have few regrets, knowing we did our best every day to create a life worth living regardless of the chaos, life trauma, or dramas that filled our moments, days, or even years. It takes courage to learn to live a fulfilling life in the face of trials and adversity. It takes resolve to live through life’s uncertainty - believing in a better tomorrow. It takes faith and hope to know what we are going through is just a segment of a longer life journey and in the end, how it all turned out was more a matter of our attitudes, philosophy, and beliefs than what was actually happening each day. What will define you as the years pass and your life comes to its conclusion? In His service, Tim Tim Connor may be contacted via e-mail to