We tend to move through our journey’s blindly. With our eyes on the prize. Not paying real attention to each step we are taking. Criticising ourselves for how we could have done things better. How much more we could have achieved in a shorter period of time. Questioning ourselves for something, that maybe we shouldn’t have done at all. Dismissing everything we experience that doesn't translate to an immediate win. Anything that isn’t “perfect”.
If it weren’t for the paths that we take on our journey, would we have achieved anything much at all? All the times that we have failed, contribute to our success. Every moment that we question ourselves, contributes to our success. Every moment that we chose to keeping going instead of giving up, contributes to our success. These things become our cheer squad. They become the very things that got us where we are. They are our evolution into something more than we would have expected.
Consider a tennis player....