Maybe you are totally into it and your Pinterest account looks like a motivational speaker puked all their thoughts into tiny little squares. I know, I’ve sure been sucked into the inspirational Instagram hole a time or two.
Whether you’re into this lifestyle or not, the truth is – people who are constantly working on themselves, growing and actually dealing with their shit are far more likely to be happier, more abundant and yes - even healthier. But here’s the thing, unless you’re willing to take those high-vibe, one liner quotes and DO or CHANGE something… nothing will happen. No matter how much it “kicks you in the feels”. There is a GIGANTIC difference in reading something that makes you feel good and reading it, getting off your feet and making your badassery a thing.
Now, I’m no expert. I used to be one of those people who would build an awesome vision board every January only to find it under my bed the following year. And while I have experienced some major growth in my life, none of it came from gracefully deciding things needed to change. All of my amazing growth experiences have happened because life picked me up, chewed me up and spit me out… several times. Meaning, all my growth came from hardship. Being tested to do better – BE BETTER – this is where my growth came from and today I am grateful for it.
I am also happy to report that after experiencing what it feels like to level up, I can now do the things necessary to keep growing without getting sucker punched first. For me, when I finally started to see the silver lining in situations that, at the time, felt like “the worst thing ever” I actually had an immense amount of gratitude.