I always imagined personal growth as a straight line sloping upwards until one day I would reach peak wisdom and enlightenment. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
You ever seen those graphs of stock market prices? That’s what it feels like. There are as many ups as there are downs, and it changes so quickly. I thought the downs, the bad days, would go away but they didn’t.
If anything there might be more of them as I become more aware of things that bother me.
I have noticed though, days that used to be really bad are now just kinda bad. Or what used to bad for a full day now only lasts half a day. Sometimes just a few hours.
It’s like the whole range of possible days shifts up a bit. My highest highs and lowest lows are both higher than they used to be.
If you’re a visual learner like me, it’s something like this:
Whatever journey you’re on right now, I encourage you to stick with it. You won’t feel on top of the world every day, but I’ll bet you’re closer than you were yesterday.