356. you are worthy of growth.

why do you resist your blessings?

why do you put off what you know will help you?

Why do you tell yourself, “I’ll get to it tomorrow,” or, “After I….” ?

Why do you resist what makes you come alive?

I bet you never knew / there’s a universe inside of you

Can I,  by Alina Baraz & Galimatias

Are you afraid of stretching yourself? Of growing into the light? Are you afraid that you might feel…ecstatic? Content? Beautiful? Powerful?

Or are you afraid that you don’t deserve it?

That your past makes you unworthy? Incapable?

I have a secret to tell you. 

The tallest trees have the deepest roots. The most healthy, flourishing plants have the most complex and intriguing root systems. 

Roots dwell in the darkness. They are what enable the plant to reach for the light.

The darkness of your past is compost for your future.

You are more worthy than you realize. Your roots run deep. The rain that pounds overhead is what has been feeding you. The sun is waiting eagerly for you to break your lush shoots through the soil.

You will never be rid of your roots. Your roots will always dwell in the deep, fragrant soil. 

Let your roots ground you and accept growth. Accept the discomfort of struggle.

Do it because you crave it. Even if it’s scary. Even if you’re not sure you’re strong enough.

You are. You are.

The world is waiting for you to bloom.

But in the end, it’s all your decision.

are you ready to accept your birthright?

“Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you, and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it–and correct your course along the way.”

Timothy Ferris

It starts today.

I recently went to a success seminar lead by a prominent philanthropist who, eight years ago, was living in a two bedroom apartment with 5 roommates, and couldn’t hold down a minimum wage job. One of my big take-aways from the seminar was this:

Today, whatever it is you long to do, whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish,

try to be just 1% better than you were yesterday.

Just 1%. That’s it.

Do it again tomorrow. Just 1% better.

And the next day.

And the next.

This time next year, you’ll be 365% better.

1% doesn’t sound like much. It may not even look like much. 

But next year, you’ll see the difference.

and trust me. you are worthy of that.

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