Thought for the New Year
As I say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, I’m keeping these words in mind
Wise words from Jennifer Wright:
People talk about caterpillars becoming butterflies as though they just go into a cocoon, slap on wings, and are good to go. Caterpillars have to dissolve into a disgusting pile of goo to become butterflies. So, if you’re a mess wrapped up in blankets right now, keep going.
I was first drawn to this quote because of the messiness factor — its point that growth, development, and change are anything but neat and tidy. If you look pretty getting there, you’re probably doing it wrong.
I also love how it highlights the simple idea of latency. It’s an insight I discovered in my own life, and now try to pass on to my clients.
Stuck? In a slump? Don’t get caught up in fear that it will never end. It might be just the opposite. What if it means you are gearing up for greatness?