The Moments No One Wants to Experience But Everyone Needs To Succeed
There is a critical moment that must come in every person’s life—particularly when we’re young. It’s a painful moment, but a necessary one.
It’s when all the illusions they have about themselves are exposed and blown apart.
A teenage Charlie Parker thinks he is tearing it up on stage, right in the pocket with the rest of the crew, until Jo Jones throws a cymbal at him and chases him away in humiliation. A young Lyndon Johnson is beat to a pulp by a Hill Country farm boy over a girl, shattering his picture of himself as “cock of the walk.” For me, it was getting called out by my boss for a bad attitude, in front of all my co-workers. I was so embarrassed, I had a panic attack that night and went to the hospital.