Every Tuesday, my Instagram is flooded with pictures of people who have “transformed”, featuring themselves in their awkward years and a glamorous selfie from today. Sometimes the transformation is more noticeable than others, but the message is all the same – I’ve changed; I’ve grown; look at me now. Recently it got me thinking, how much have I really changed over the years? Sure I look different, but doesn’t everyone?
Transforming as a person is something that I think about on a daily basis. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life and there are more than a few things I would like to change about myself, but tackling those changes can be daunting. I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I read a daily motivational every morning, and lately it has been freakishly on point. Today’s reading was about learning that others will have their opinions and wrong you throughout your life, but the real opinion that matters is your’s and God’s (though I understand not everyone shares the same beliefs.)
My insecurities and flaws stem, for the most part, from the way others view me and my continuous efforts to fit this mold that I have built throughout my life. There are days when I am confident and happy, but there are also many days where I feel like the world is bearing down on me and I am not living up the challenge of being the truest me. I live in the past and harp on mistakes more often then not, but I am working on changing that. I want to transform. I am 22 and have so much life ahead of me, why not make it the best possible life?
I challenge you to make your Transformation Tuesday a daily goal. Wake up and recognize that today is the only day you can worry about. From the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, you are making your own path. At the risk of sounding cliche, I’m challenging you to live in the moment. I am by no means suggesting you act recklessly and not consider the future, but as someone who spends an inordinate amount of time concerning myself with everything but the present, I can honestly say that focussing on a daily goal is much more manageable than worrying about days, months, years into the future. When you set a daily goal, you can feel good about accomplishing things and taking baby steps. Suddenly those days will become months and then years, and you will realize that you’ve transformed every step of the way.