Know your Pace

The truth is, everyone grows at different rates and that’s absolutely okay! Everything happens in divine and perfect timing and we just have to trust in our growth and believe in ourselves. Remember, life has insightful lessons to teach – learn them your way, at your own pace.

Cherish your uniqueness! You have your own set of characteristics, skills, dreams and goals that makes you different from anyone else. Embrace them and don’t be embarrassed by who you are and how much time you take to learn something! Believe in your own self and remember that you are capable and worthy – just as much as anyone else, regardless of what you’ve achieved, regardless of what mistakes you’ve made!

Stop thinking you’re doing it all wrong. Your path doesn’t look like anybody else’s because it can’t, it shouldn’t, and it won’t.

Eleanor Brownn

When we’re tackling a new goal or challenge, people are often quick to give us advice like, “Just push yourself to do it!” and “Just dive in right away—don’t think!” Though they’re attempting to help, it can sometimes feel like peer pressure—like we’re supposed to radically reinvent ourselves right away, regardless of how uncomfortable it makes us feel. Yes, trying new things is an important practice in self-development, but one person’s quick change is another person’s months-long journey.

What I’ve learned: The key is to step out of your comfort zone because you want to, not because everyone else is doing it. The power is in trusting your gut and your intuition. Try new things for your own reasons and when you feel prepared to step out into the great unknown. I’ve learned not to give into peer pressure simply for the sake of appearing courageous. It’s not about waiting for your fear to disappear completely, but knowing when you’re ready to get outside your comfort zone. Real growth comes from making decisions for yourself.

Taking advantage of opportunities for growth is essential to life, but there are times when the people who are giving you the shot might not have your best interests in mind. Especially on the job, it’s hard to turn down opportunities for fear of stunting your career development, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need to do.

It’s brave to step out of your comfort zone, but it’s brave to own when you’re ready for that moment, too. Remember: Real growth comes from making decisions for yourself. And you have the power to decide when you’re ready for your next leap into the unknown.

I absolutely love these three lessons from flowers

Crocus
Azalea

A Crocus is not an Azalea.
We are all born with different features. Don’t expect the same from yourself as you would of someone else. Like the crocus and the azalea, one grows out of the ground at the end of winter in cold weather, while the azalea blooms from a shrub at the beginning of spring when it’s warm. Don’t expect either to bloom at the same time.

Day Lilies
Impatiens

Day lilies need full sun and Impatiens like shade.
Some like it hot, and some like it cool and calm. No one style of yoga is superior or inferior.

All flowers will bloom when it’s the right time and the right conditions.
No flower can force itself to grow, and neither can any person force themselves to do a pose their body can’t handle.

So why compare yourself to someone else? You will bloom when it’s time.

Here’s a lovely poem I came across on Instagram

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