Choosing change and growth

Choosing change and growth

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is an painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t below.” ~Mandy Hale

Choosing change and growth is often scary and uncomfortable, but it’s inevitably better than the alternative. Where do you need to choose change and growth right now to get unstuck?

 

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To bear fruit

To bear fruit

“Just as the trees, if they have not stood before the winter’s storms cannot bear fruit, so it is with us.” ~Amma Theodora

Our muscles require exercise to remain strong, and physical therapy facilitates the body’s healing. Likewise, life’s challenges strengthen our spiritual, emotional, and psychological “muscles” to keep us strong, growing, and healing.

 

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Calling yourself out

Calling yourself out

“Once you learn how to call yourself out on your own bullshit, you start using it as fertilizer for growth.” ~Stacie Martin

One of the blessings of getting older is my increased ability to recognize when I’m lying to myself about my motivations and intentions. As I see those lies and call myself out on them, those moments invariably become rich opportunities for growth.

 

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When healing comes

When healing comes

“Healing comes when you see the opportunity for growth that a painful situation has provided.” ~Br. David Steindl-Rast

There’s something to be said for defining healing as that transition point between feeling nothing but pain and recognizing the opportunity for growth hidden in the loss. Moving toward growth gives us a goal that helps us move past the rawness of the pain and into healing.

 

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