Good morning all my beautiful people! It’s another Monday and what better day to get a good message for the week. This is such an important week in our country, but I couldn’t find a better week to start this conversation. With election day being this Tuesday, November 3, I hope everyone has either already voted or has made a plan to go out tomorrow and do your part. Now that we’re past the “remember to vote if you haven’t” part of today’s message, let’s get into the juicy stuff. This week I want to focus on allowing growth.
In a recent IGTV post, comedian Amanda Seals made a statement on the importance of allowing people to make mistakes and grow from them. Watching that video actually gave me the inspiration to write this post. Although she was speaking on the presidential candidates and politics when she made her post, it doesn’t change the fact that it still applies to our regular everyday lives.
We’ve all been there, holding on to a mistake; something that seemed good in the moment, but was ridiculous in hindsight. The question is always “how can I be better,” “what could I have done differently”, but the truth is there’s nothing. In Amanda’s video, she talked about how easy it is to speak in hindsight and that’s so true. Looking back, it’s always so easy to say I should have done this or I should’ve said that, but we only work in the moment; we can only control our moments.
In our moments, often enough, we mess up. It’s okay to mess up, as long as once we realize our mistakes, we allow ourselves a chance to learn and grow from those mistakes. Allowing growth is a thing that has to be done intentionally. It’s entirely too easy to get caught up in the things we’ve done wrong, or even the things we didn’t do that we should’ve. In order to allow growth, you have to first accept whatever happened and let it go. I’m not saying you have to forget about it, but you shouldn’t dwell. That sort of obsession, the kind that comes with dwelling, isn’t conducive for growth. You have to let go, move on, if you plan to truly grow.
Allowing growth is such a relieving thing; being able to look back later and see where you started and how far you’ve come is truly the best feeling. So this week, let’s focus on accepting the things in our past, letting go of our inhibitions, and making space for growth. Grow into your true selves; don’t let anything hold you back, don’t allow any swelling or regretting to get in the way of your growth. It’s so crucial to allow growth; allow yourself to grow, allow others to grow. You have a bigger issue if everything and everyone always stays the same than you do if you continue to grow. It can be scary, it can be uncomfortable, it can even cause friction, but you must accept and allow growth in your life. “You’ll never get anything new if you’re always doing the same thing.” Grow, today, tomorrow, and forever.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Monday. Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t yet, and tune into my Facebook live tomorrow at 7pm EST for live election updates, what to expect tomorrow and everything you need to know about this 2020 presidential election results.