If you feel stuck or stagnant, if you aren't feeling like you're doing enough, if you feel like things aren't moving as fast as you'd like, if you're being hard on yourself for not making more progress then this quote from CS Lewis is for you...
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If you feel stuck or stagnant, if you aren't feeling like you're doing enough, if you feel like things aren't moving as fast as you'd like, if you're being hard on yourself for not making more progress then this quote from CS Lewis is for you.
"Isn't it funny how day by day, nothing changes? But when we look back everything is different."
It is strange, isn't it? How we can't always feel or see the ways we are changing on a daily basis. But somehow change happens anyway. When we look back, we can begin to see that everything is really quite different.
It's kind of like flowers as they grow in the garden. If we sit there and stare at a green bud of a plant that has not yet bloomed we could never guess that it is actively growing and changing. We can't see the green stocks get taller. The bud gets bigger. The roots grow deeper. In the moment we look at it and the plan, well, it looks frozen in time, unmoving.
But somehow when we look again a week later, the plant is inches taller. An entire blossom has burst forth with color and texture and fragrance.
The transformation is apparent even if we couldn't see it happening in action along the way.
Our own growth, change and progress is much the same. It's hard to notice it on a daily basis. It might not feel like things are moving along at any great pace. But if you stop and look back we can become aware of how much has really happened. How much we have done. How much meaningful change has occurred over time.
So today if you're feeling discouraged about your progress, take heart. Simply take a step back. Zoom out to the big picture and remember that growth and change is happening right in this very moment. Even if you can't see it right now.
Keep at it. Keep growing and changing. It's all happening.
Move well, stay healthy, be happy, live every single day with passion!