This morning I'm in such a good headspace. To look back on the last two years since I've started learning about personal development and what it means to invest in yourself, my life has completely changed. The way I view myself and my outlook on life has shifted drastically.
I know I've mentioned on here before how daily habits have positively impacted my daily routine and energy levels, but I cannot emphasize enough how much I've changed for the better. If you were to ask me two years ago If I thought that changing your mindset, can change your life, I would have said no. But I had no idea.
During the beginning of the pandemic, I was in a rut. I was upset to have to come home from a semester abroad in Spain. I was worried for the health of my friends and family. I was unaware of what life would look like six months down the road because I had never seen anything like this before. At first, we all thought it wasn't real or that it would not last this long. But once communities started to realize the severity of it, I knew I had to find ways to stimulate and educate myself with this new found opportunity. I began to find bits of light during this dark time. I started with books. Reading 3-4 a month, then came the podcasts, and the different types of workouts. This was only the beginning. I spent my spring semester and summer quaratining at my parents house. My internship in Boston got moved remote. At that time, I was struggling and didn't know how I was going to fix this situation that felt unfixable. I always knew how to solve a problem, but not this one. I look back now and think that those were some of favorite memories. I finally took the time to reflect on myself and figure out what I wanted.
Going into senior year of college, everything looked and felt different. I was different. I was shedding away the old version of myself and transitioning into a new one. Reading and writing have always been amazing ways to activate your subconscious and raise your awareness. I've changed and grown because of these activities. I'm continuously evolving and bettering myself everyday. Throughout that year, I became more aware of who and what I was surrounding myself with. I began to say no more often. I became pickier about how I spent my time. I became more intentional. This started to draw the right kinds of relationships I desired most in my life to come forward. I found that when I stayed focused on what was important to me and my goals, the people I used to surround myself with were no longer in the picture. And I was okay with that. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was subconsciously attracting high energy, goal-driven, mindful individuals that challenged me in various ways. They made me think. They made me step outside of my comfort zone.
A quote from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill states, "THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS TO THE MIND EXCEPT THOSE WE ACKNOWLEDGE." The premise around this quote and book is that whatever you set your mind to, will grow. It's a matter of doing anything and everything to accomplish those goals that will make it happen. I'm fired up because I look back on the headspace I was in two years ago, last year, and even three months and I am a completely different person. Investing in personal development is worth every penny, I tell you. I'm growing, I'm elevating, I'm preparing, and we're only getting started. I can't wait to see what the next chapter has in store.