Each day you arrive in your life you are a new person. Yesterday changed you. What you experienced, what you read, who you met, where you went. Your mind sees things differently today.
You are constantly becoming more of yourself. Peeling off the layers that were added as you grew. The layers covering the things that your childhood you knew to be true. What you loved spending time doing. What made you laugh. Who you were drawn to.
The day we are finished learning, changing and growing, we are done. That’s when thriving becomes surviving.
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, said, “Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”
We think we are finished. But you see, we are just getting started.
The more you lose yourself, the more you find yourself.
So walk into every day as the new person you have become. You know more so you can do more. Accept mistakes and failures and learn from them.
Essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “I learned this, at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Here’s to meeting uncommon success by embracing the new person we become each day on our journey.