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Embracing Your Inner Butterfly: The Challenge of CHANGE

Personal transformation is a journey that requires us to make significant changes in our lives in order to become the best version of ourselves. One way to understand this journey is through the metaphor of the caterpillar and butterfly.

Just like the caterpillar, we may start out in life feeling small and insignificant, crawling through the world without a sense of purpose or direction.

But no matter how we begin, inside each of us is the desire to grow and transform into something more-someone better.

And just like the caterpillar, we too can undergo a transformation and become something more beautiful and more graceful. We all have the capacity for better.

To begin this journey of better, it is important to set a clear and specific goal for who we want to become, a sort of "North Star" to guide us through the process. Purpose and Direction become like our North Star. To whatever extent, however, our North Star is like a purpose it is never a purpose given to us by someone or something else. Our North Star is always within us seeking higher expressions through us. A North Star is like a unique magnet that pulls you forward to greater opportunities of life expressions.

This goal or North Star (as I like to call it) should be something that truly inspires and motivates us,

—something that will bring us closer to becoming the people we want to be.

Once we have set this goal, it is crucial to take action and work towards it every day. The work is never on convincing other people of who we are or who they should be, it’s always convincing ourselves of who we can be and doing the work on ourselves to show up in self-alignment.

This may require making difficult choices and letting go of habits and behaviors that no longer serve us. It may also require seeking out new experiences and stepping outside of our comfort zone. It may require time alone.

As we work towards our goal, we may encounter challenges and setbacks. But it is important to remember that these challenges are an integral part of the process of transformation. They help us to grow and learn, and to become more resilient, more adaptable and more anti-fragile.

As we continue to work towards our goal, we may begin to see small changes and improvements in ourselves. These changes may be subtle at first, but small changes made everyday compound into significant transformation.

And just like the butterfly, we will begin to spread our wings and soar to new heights. But the journey of personal transformation does not end once we reach our goal. There is no end to the inner work. There is no arrival place.

Being better is a continuous process of growth and evolution. It requires us to be patient, persistent, and open to change. And by consistently working on ourselves and making intentional aligned changes in our lives, we can become the beautiful and graceful creatures we have full potential to be.

So whether it’s 2023 or Tuesday or just simply now, if you are ready to embark on your own journey of personal transformation, start by setting a clear and inspiring goal for yourself. Formulate your personal North Star of being you. Then take small, consistent actions every day to bring you closer to showing up that way. And remember, the journey may be difficult at times, but the rewards of becoming a better version of yourself are truly worth it.

In conclusion, personal transformation is a journey that requires us to set a clear and specific goal, take consistent action towards that goal, and be open to change and growth. By using the metaphor of the caterpillar and butterfly, we can understand the process of transformation as one of metamorphosis, where we shed our old ways and emerge as new, better and improved versions of ourselves. With dedication and hard work, we can become who we truly desire to be. So, let us embrace the process of transformation and let the inner butterfly within be released and fly high.


La Shon Y. Fleming Bruce a/k/a SHONSPEAKS is a blogger, thought leader, mental wealth coach for those ready to break the chains of a poverty mindset caused by religious, social and political ideologies, a certified brain health specialist, a speaker, and lead creator of I am also a lawyer and managing member of The Fleming-Bruce Law Firm, P.L.L.C. whose practice areas focus on divorce, custody, probate, car accidents, and bankruptcy.





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