As a child...
I used to get these horrible aches in my arms and legs. I could never tell what they were until my Mom explained that they were growing pains and it meant I was getting taller. I never really got happy about them, in fact they kind of fall on the same list as pimples and wild-hair on the list of things I don't miss about growing up.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying somewhere you don't belong.
To be honest, I hadn't even thought about the growth pains of my childhood until I sat down to write this post. They were something that kind of fell off my radar - and I didn't think about or miss even a smidge in the last fifteen to twenty years.
The truth is that humans are extremely resilient and once we get past the pain of growth, we tend to forget about it. But while we're inside the growing pain, it's all we can think about. It's all consuming.
It's easy to get caught up...
In the pain of the growth. The struggle, the exhaustion and feel that it's not going away. Inside the moment of challenge, there's no visible growth happening! Just like I couldn't see my limbs getting longer, I couldn't tell that anything good was happening - all I knew was that my body hurt!
I've accomplished some incredible things in my first year of business. And that's led to some major growing pains! There's constant struggle, but there's constant improvement too and every challenge I face makes me better equipped to handle the challenges of the future - bigger challenges with bigger rewards.
You have greatness ahead of you.
Don't ever let a growing pain take you down!