“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
-Viktor E. Frankl
Most of us are looking to grow in some way, shape or form.
We want to become better husbands or wives, better parents, better bosses, and just evolve as human beings.
But just like a bud that’s beneath the ground all winter until it blossoms in the spring, growth can be difficult to detect.
In fact, growth is almost never visible while it’s happening.
And it’s almost certainly never linear.
And when we look for proof of growth through incremental, rapid changes, we’re often disappointed. That disappointment can deter us from our path, stunting the very growth we set out to achieve.
But zoom out to the big picture, and you will usually see signs that you are not the same person that you were one month ago, one year ago, or a decade in the past.
As Viktor Frankl says in that powerful quote, we all exist in a space to choose our responses, and therein lies the power to grow and shape who we really want to be.
Look, growth takes hard work and commitment. It’s not easy. It takes a strong commitment to being better and, most importantly, wanting to be better.
Whether working out, dieting, training for something, or just self-work, it all takes time, dedication, and patience. Space.
Do the right things, and growth will come.
You WILL see the results you want!
Just believe in the process and attack every day with focus, determination, and faith that there is no looking back – only ahead.
The result is worth it.