Progress Is A Slow Process

I was sitting down this past weekend and I had a conversation with someone that made me think about how my life was a year ago. I sit here and I think about all the progress and set backs that have occurred to me and I realized that I am a very blessed individual. From 2013 to 2014 and now in 2015, there has been so much growth. When I initially got out of the military, I had to adjust, I had to get use to being in the normal world and how to interact with people. It was a lot tougher than people realize because there's a certain way you have to be in the military to make it out of there with some part of your sanity and dignity intact. But looking back to all of the friendships and failed relationships I've had, I'm just really glad I've gotten to experience all of those lows that I went through.

It's said that a man really learns about himself through adversity and hardship, that's when you learn the character in which he posses. While I may have found out that I am not as perfect as I thought I was, I'm definitely glad that I took time to work on it and come to the person I am today. Believe it or not, my blog plays a big part in my growth process because I get to express myself and what I've been through and all of that great stuff. I'm assuming that's why people read my blogs because I can tell a story and educate some folks as to what not to do with their lives if they haven't gotten to that point yet. But all in all it's pretty cool to be able to look back at what's happened and compare it to now and see how far I've come.

I'm not even close to being satisfied with what I have right now and I still have a lot I want to accomplish this year, because next year is so close. But as for right now, I'm sitting here and I'm just really thankful for the growth process and for the good Lord not giving up on me and leaving me out to dry. If you're someone who is continuously trying and it seems like you're not getting anywhere, trust me, you are. The residual effects of what you're doing now is going to come back to you ten fold if you keep pressing on. You may not see the results now, you may not see them a month, year or even 10 years from now, but you will see them eventually. Now I'm not saying that I'm in full view of my results, I am liking what I'm seeing. Especially in terms of my personal growth, I'm the happiest I've been in the past year. If you're having problems with seeing that kind of view, just check out my blog that I wrote a while back called Stop & Smell The Roses. I've had some positive feedback from people on how it helped them.

Life is what you make it, it's fluid, and it's always changing. We all know you're going to see a lot more of the bad days than the good ones, but it's the good ones that count, and eventually all of that hard work you put out for the betterment of your life and the life of others around you, the more you'll come close to achieving those goals. Right now I'm just sitting back and just thinking of where I am now, and I'm very appreciative of the growth.

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