"you alone are responsible for taking an interest in your own growth"
Have you taken an interest in your own growth? What does "personal growth" mean to you?
"Understanding your deepest fears and pain is what will move you forward."
Do you think you can do it? Can you face and understand your fears so you can move beyond your pain? What are your fears? What's holding you back? What do you need to do for you? How can you grow yourself?
"If you can do this, you will be rewarded with not only a deeper connection with yourself, but with others." It's true! you will see that you are stronger than you believe yourself to be (just for starters). But there are rewards...compassion, empathy, and a deeper understanding for and of yourself and with others. Acceptance is a big word too...do you accept who you are? Do you allow others to be who they are without it impacting who you are?
There is growth to be had when we pause and remember.
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