Self Transformation Takes Time

We grew up watching Extreme Makeover and other 1-hour shows that would have us believing that life turns around in a few scenes and a couple of commercial breaks.

Yet for those of us on the authentic success journey know that living our purpose is  hard work.

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We embrace that hard work and all the feelings it brings with it: the discomfort, the anxiety, the sense of not knowing, and the knowing of our finite time left. The hard work is as much a part of the success as the spoils.

Every day we take another step towards the vision we set in front of us, until one day, we are there. We arrive at where we set out to be, and suddenly  we realize the transformation that was always taking place. We look back and see the strength we gained, the friends we earned or lost, and the experience we earned all along the way.

So if you feel like your transformation is not taking place, step back and reflect.

Go back ten years, what did you want to do then? How are you living it now? What have you fulfilled and what are you working on lately?

Find where you have transformed and appreciate all the changes you will continue to go through on your journey. That’s just one more move for you to take.

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7 comments

  1. This is such a great reminder. So often, we get frustrated with ourselves because we expect an immediate change when we begin to modify our habits or work towards our goals. Like you said, it is important to remember that transformation is hard work!

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    • Zinga H · October 25

      Very true! Change requires energy and if we can save some of our energy from being frustrated, we are a lot freer to change! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Cait Weingartner · October 26

    This is a great post and an excellent reminder that true change does not happen overnight and we should be patient and gentle with ourselves. It’s important to honor the process and celebrate the small victories along the way!

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  3. purposeispushingme · October 26

    I luv this. Journaling really helps me reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly! Thx for sharing sis.

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  4. Johanna Rosberg · November 7

    Love this post! So often do we forget to give ourselves credit for everything that we do, simply because it’s so easy to foresee it while we’re in the midst of all that change.
    This post is s great reminder to give yourself a pat on the back!

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    • Zinga H · November 8

      You’re right Johanna! It makes a lot of sense to be subtle about our successes, yet we should feel no guilt about the full pleasure we feel from pursuing our passions.

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