What growth is and isn’t

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What is growth? If not a messy journey that takes us through heaven and hell simultaneously and eventually delivers us to our destination.

I like this quote here because every other quote makes growth sound like a fairy tale journey, magical and beautiful when in reality it’s full of ups and downs, tears, hard work, pain, and new challenges.

Many people expect growth to be a beautiful transformation like a butterfly’s when really it feels more like you’re in The Hunger Games fighting each day to survive and get one step closer to your goal.

Growth is necessary in order for us to evolve but, it’s no easy ride, and anyone telling you that has not really gone through it. However, as tough as it is and as much as it takes from you, the reward you receive at the end is worth it. It will exceed your expectations and allow you to see what you weren’t even looking for.

Celebrate small milestones and small victories, be appreciative of how far you’ve gotten and keep fighting to find the motivation you need to grow into who you want to be. Growth may be a messy and uncomfortable process but that’s life. Life is always going to throw you into the deep end to teach you how to swim, life won’t always coddle you and life will teach you how to fight for yourself. Take on that challenge and fight for yourself, your dreams, and who you want to be. Don’t settle for less because the process is hard, good things take time and hard work. You have to go through the storm to see the rainbow afterward.

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