Protect What’s Important


Something terrifying happened to me this week.

I woke up early, got my baby dressed, and immediately started to rush out the door to start my day. With a diaper bag on my shoulder, phone in hand, and a 6-month old boy in my arms, I headed out of my apartment complex. Then it happened.

As I walked out the door of the building, preparing to float down the three little steps that led to the parking lot walkway, my right knee buckles inward. I go down, with my little baby in tow. I can’t explain how I did it. I don’t know how it happened. But I ended up on my back holding my little boy in the air, as far away as possible from the concrete.

My only explanation behind how I knew to hold my baby up, was that it had to be instinct. That automatic inclination to protect what was more important to me. I wasn’t going to let his little boy get hurt. Instead, I chose to go down and accept whatever painful consequences go along with that.

Protect what’s important.

This can apply to so many things. Whether it your family, a business venture, a goal, or a dream. If it’s priority in your life you WILL find a way to protect it. It’s only instinct. If you’re ever in a situation where a choice must be made, hesitation will advise you of where your heart is.

Whatever it is that you strive for, make sure you believe in it 100%. Make sure you believe so hard in that thing, person, or overall goal, that you’re willing to put anything on the line. That shouldn’t be scary for those who are sure of themselves.

There was no doubt in my mind, that I’d be willing to protect my baby. I love him. He’s my all. I didn’t have time to sit and think about any other option. I knew what had to be done.

Do you know what has to be done?

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