“Grapes must be crushed to make wine. Diamonds form under pressure. Olives must be pressed to release oil. Seeds grow in darkness. Whenever you feel crushed, under pressure, pressed or in darkness, you’re transforming. Trust the process.” ~Lalah Delia
When challenges come our way and our life as we have known it is crumbling before our eyes, it often feels like the end of the world for us. It’s easy to let fear take control in moments like these. Recognizing that these are moment of transformation makes it easier to face the fear, have courage, and trust the process to lead us into new beginnings.
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“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” ~Ruth Gordo
Courage is a skill we develop through practice. Every time we face our fears and do what scares us anyway, we strengthen our courage muscle.
Want more courage? Do something courageous. It’s that simple … and that hard.
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“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May Alcott
The more we learn to sail the ships of our lives, the less we need to fear the storms of life because we have learned how to navigate the challenges we face. Our confidence in our capacity to handle life’s storms makes them easier to bear.
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“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Stop waiting while you seek and start creating instead. Who are you creating yourself to be in this moment?
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“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” ~Stephanie Marshall
It’s never the superficial changes we try to paste onto the surface that matter. It’s the hard, focused work that we put into true transformation that enable us to become our best selves.
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