I came across a similar quote to this quote a few years ago. Today I found this quote and it resonated with me.
Personal growth is so important but not something that perhaps we put enough effort into. Life happens and we can get caught up in the minute of everyday living. That is grand.
However, there is a need to give time and space for ourselves and for our growth. Assessing where we are at, and perhaps finding that one is in the exact same spot as a year ago can be very demoralising.
Now I am not talking about monumental changes but changes that aid our personal well-being both mental and physical. There is a need to take stock. In my very first blog post I wrote about my five-year clear out. It has been very cathartic. However the need to look at me personally needed a yearly “look at”.
Like Kerry over in http://fabuliciousfifty.com who has written about “Word of the Year” I also used to choose a word for the year. However Kerry has brought it to a higher level. http://fabuliciousfifty.com/category/word-of-the-year/
For the last few years I have chosen my word of the year and the first day of each journal begins with the word for that year. The words have ranged from courage to smile, from start to accomplish. and so many other words in between.
By focusing on one word I have found that I have developed on a personal level. I can honestly say that the above quote is not me anymore. I am definitely not in the place I was this time last year nor this time 10 years ago.
Having the courage to change and the stamina to go with that change is incredibly empowering and once started on this journey there is no turning back.