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Reflecting on Personal Growth

October 10, 20233 min read

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."

~ Napoleon Hill

Our personal growth and inner evolution are like a flowing river—it's always moving, even if it's not in a hurry.

But sometimes, it's hard to notice how far you've come because it's a gradual shift. That's why taking a moment and appreciating your progress in becoming a better version of yourselves is essential.

Pain, challenges, and disappointments are tough teachers in the school of life. They push us to our limits, test our resilience, and demand that we find strength we never knew we had. I am sure you can recall such challenges. Not one of us is spared from these.

In the face of pain, we discover our ability to heal; through challenges, we use our determination to overcome; and from disappointments, we learn the art of resilience. In these difficult moments, we create our path toward personal growth, becoming wiser, stronger, and more aware of our true potential.

Think of it this way: remember a dream you had that seemed impossible back then? Now, look at you living it! You made it happen through hard work, passion, and a "never give up" attitude. Whether your progress was slow, steady, or in leaps and bounds, that's worth celebrating.

Reflecting on personal growth is a beautiful way to discover your strengths. Here are four points to help you jot down the ways you've changed and grown:

  1. Past Challenges Conquered: Recall the challenges you faced in the past. How did you tackle them? What strategies or qualities did you employ to overcome those obstacles? Recognize the strength and resilience you demonstrated during those times.

  2. Skills Acquired and Improved: Consider the skills you have acquired or improved. It could be professional skills, communication abilities, or personal traits like patience or empathy. Acknowledge how you've honed these skills and how they contribute to your growth.

  3. Adaptability and Learning Curve: Reflect on situations where you had to adapt to change or learn something new. How did you navigate unfamiliar territory? Recognize your ability to learn and adapt, embracing change as a catalyst for growth.

  4. Feedback and Growth Areas: Think about the feedback you've received from others, personally or professionally. How did you use this feedback to grow? Consider the areas where you've made conscious efforts to improve and how these changes have positively impacted your life.

    It's a powerful exercise that allows you to acknowledge your progress and motivates you to keep evolving further. By delving into these aspects of your journey, you can start identifying and celebrating the unique strengths that have shaped your personal growth.

Celebrating your growth isn't about showing off; it's about acknowledging a simple truth—life changes, and we change with it. And when we recognize and celebrate that change, it's like giving ourselves a high-five for becoming a better, more potent version of ourselves. 

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You're on a journey, and it's okay to acknowledge how far you've come. Keep growing, keep evolving, and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead! 🌟🌿



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Ellen Smith

Ellen is the owner/ founder of European Esthetics, Holistic Wellness Spa in Peterborough, NH. As a licensed Esthetician and certified Holistic Health Coach she uses her years of experience to support women in finding guilt-free time for themselves so that they recharge and re-discover themselves to find clarity and direction.

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