Keep Growing, Keep Believing

Don't judge yourself through the lens of a moment. Today is not the finish line of who you can become. Keep going.
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Do you, attimes, find yourself pondering your self-worth and potential? This is common amongst us all. It’s all too easy to judge yourself harshly, especially when facing challenges or setbacks.

Today, I want have these words for you: “Don’t judge yourself through the lens of a moment. Today is not the finish line of who you can become. Keep going.”

Keep Growing, Keep Believing

Life is a series of moments, and sometimes we allow a single moment, a temporary lapse, or a perceived failure to define us. But in reality, every moment is a chance to learn, grow, and evolve. Each day presents us with opportunities to better ourselves, to refine our skills, and to discover our hidden strengths.

Life is progressive. The person you are today is not a fixed destination, but a work in progress. We all should learn to embrace the beauty of the progressive march to our individual desired goals and aspirations. Don’t be too hard on yourself when you encounter obstacles—they aren’t the end. Like they say, every stumble is a stepping stone, and every setback is an opportunity for a comeback.

When you find yourself in doubt or experiencing self-criticism, take a deep breath and shift your perspective. Instead of dwelling on past mistakes or perceived shortcomings, focus on the person you aspire to be. Visualize your future self—stronger, wiser, richer, and more resilient than ever before.

Life’s tapestry is woven with a rich array of experiences—the good, the bad, the ugly; the mountain highs and the valley lows. Cherish the highs, but also recognize the lows for what they are: valuable lessons and opportunities for growth. Allow these experiences to shape you positively, empowering you to become the best version of yourself.

It’s important to acknowledge that the path to success is rarely linear. There may be detours, bumps, and unexpected turns, but each twist in the road has a purpose. I need you to always trust the process, and trust yourself to navigate through it all.

Surround yourself with people who lift you up and believe in your potential, but also be your own biggest cheerleader. Celebrate your victories, no matter how small, and use them as fuel to propel you forward. Acknowledge your progress and resilience, for it is in those moments that you truly blossom.

So, dear reader, as you venture forth into the unknown of this new day, do not dwell on the past or fear the future. Instead, live in the present moment with open heart and open mind. Embrace the process of your growth and transformation, and remember that your journey is unique and worthwhile. Compare never with others’.

Today is not the finish line. It’s merely a milestone on your remarkable journey of self-improvement. Keep going, keep growing, and keep believing in the incredible person you are becoming. Like an iroko tree, I am rooting for you. Deeply.

I can’t wait to read about your next win. Share with me, would you?

Today’s Haiku

Infinite journey,

Today’s moment but a step,

Keep blooming ahead.

With ❤️,

Jaachị “ever growing” Anyatọnwụ

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Jaachị Anyatọnwụ

Jaachị Anyatọnwụ is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections including 'Under the Sheets', 'Write Me A Poem', '30', 'Isms', 'Amina', and many others.

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