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I recently read a quote; Grow Through What You Go Through. I hadn’t in the digital sea of vacuous Instagram quotes, come by this before. For some reason, this quote really resonated with me and afterwards I spent a lot of time in deep reflection and introspection. It generally takes a lot for an 800×800 quote to catch my eye on the infinite scroll, but I am glad I had a “moment of truth” – you know where one or several things turn out to be exactly what you needed to hear / read at the exact right time?

What I have learned this year is, that change can be innately intimidating. My theory is though; you could approach it by wallowing and let the hurt feed on you. Or you can look at it as an opportunity to learn, to improve, and to grow. That’s the thing, change and growth go hand-in-hand. I’ve thought this all along, but the deep reflection this quote allowed me to have, solidified this.

On paper, my life has looked a bit off balanced lately, but after reflecting on what and where my life is at the moment, I am happy. I feel in my heart that I was supposed to make the changes I have made. They are leading me somewhere I know deep down I want to be. I have had to learn to trust my decisions and that the discomfort I have felt was only going to be temporary.

So when you feel yourself slipping, choose to consciously respond to that little voice in your head and remember to grow through what you go through, because you will create a breakthrough – I promise.

This profound breakthrough could happen in so many areas of your life. What you should know is, each stage of growth begins with risk – but all the best things do. I truly think there is no better way to discover something about yourself. Breakthrough mean growth and growth means things like — discovering a new passion, making new friends, making a bold career move, discovering insight into who you are or the internal strength that’s been there all along, but didn’t realise you had. It’s been there screaming out to you that it, in fact, exists.

In closing; remember we cannot drive out darkness with darkness—only light can do that. You are capable of more than you know.

Happy Friday
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Author: Ally Hayward

Hi, I am Ally, a writer and creative at Substance. I have worked in the fashion industry for 6+ years as a model and now on Substance. Substance is a lifestyle blog about fashion, beauty, health and self-improvement; hoping to inspire you to live a life filled with Substance. For more: @AllyMayHayward

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