Despise not your growth

by - Thursday, September 24, 2015

As we age in stature and mental reasoning, there is the temptation to look on our younger selves with contempt. We look back and regret the way we dressed and reasoned and related with other people. Given our responses to currently happening situations around us, we wonder why our younger selves treated issues immaturely.
We skim through our photo albums and resent the way we made our hair, posed for the picture and combined our outfits. When I take a look at some of my old pictures, I am sometimes ashamed of the way I looked and dressed. Sometimes I ask myself why the only posture I could come with was to 'hug' a tree. It is not abnormal to grow up and marvel at the difference between where we currently are and where we were years ago. We wonder how much we've changed and how better we dress. This is not unexpected. What isn't fair is to despise the change.

We had to be where we were to be where we are. Change is a constant thing and until we appreciate change, we might find it difficult to understand the need. Our manner of approach to the change we have undergone over the years is very important. This will help us to understand that there are still more changes required in years to come. We should not expect to handle difficult situations in years to come the way we handle it now. Our perspectives should positively improve. Our thought processing should be better. It should only get better; our lives should only move forward and so the process of moving forward should never be despised by us.

Do not despise those years of training. Do not despise what you had to go through to get to where you are now. It is important that you value it. Today, take some time out to appreciate the growth you have experienced and be grateful for how far you have come.

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