Growing Pains

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weightlifters understand that they must tear and damage their muscles in order for them to grow back stronger.  The tears need to be small so as not to cause injury, but muscle does need to be broken so it can be built back up bigger and better.

The same is true for any goal you are trying to reach.  Sometimes you must stretch yourself far enough to create small tears.  Then you will be able to build back even stronger.  Doing things that are uncomfortable, things that are “outside your box” might be painful at the time, but when you have achieved what you have set out to do, you will be stronger, you will know that you can push yourself and succeed.

No matter what your goal, there will be steps that will take you outside your comfort zone.  Don’t skip these steps, or modify them to make things easier.  If you never do anything new or difficult, you will never become a stronger better person.

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