When we are invited into a conversation with a person going through a period of self-discovery, it is an invitation of trust.
To be fortunate enough that someone chose to share their growth journey is an experience not to be taken lightly. It is amazing to be included in this self-discovery process, because some valuable lessons can be learned along the way about ourselves.
It is very humbling when another can share their inner darkest demons with us.
It can also be quite heart-breaking to watch as this person we know and love struggles as they grow and learn more about the strength that they have within. That person may not be able to see that strength just yet, but have confidence that they will. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, but at times that tunnel may seem invincibly long and dark.
Just the fact that a person starts this type of journey is a testament to their strength. By having the courage to take a peek in the mirror and realize that some things have to change in order to move forward is ground-breaking when reaching for success.
It takes great personal strength to first realize that things could be better, then to actually take those first steps in finding solutions. There are many times that looking in the mirror might seem scary and overcoming that self-doubt will seem unattainable, but with a continual forward motion, each day’s successes will build on yesterday’s struggles.
So what do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see what others see? Do you see what others don’t see?
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