When people ask me which of my accomplishments am I most proud of, I tend to shock them. I think they expect to get a response about an award or some excellent grade or some recognition or another. But I can safely say, my greatest accomplishment is and will always be the growth I have made over the years and the growth I will continue to make. I am possibly obsessed with growth. It’s the reason I only keep a select circle of friends. The reason I am not turning up on every scene. The reason on days when I don’t feel like doing a thing, I get up and get things done anyway. I’m never satisfied as it relates to growth. I love to always move forward. I like to always progress. Night and day, my mind is constantly working, thinking of ways to improve myself. To be better than the girl I was yesterday. Last month. Two years ago.
It’s a beautiful thing when you can reflect on the silly things you used to do. The bad habits you used to have. And then examine yourself. To see the man/woman you are today and be able to smile, knowing you’re new, fresh and a changed being.
I challenge you to grow. In spite of all the bad situations you may have been in, the negativity. Shake it off. Strategize. Start anew. You are able to emerge a winner. You are so, so much stronger than any of the obstacles in your path. Learn your lessons and move on up the ladder.
Grow through what you go through.