Growth Is Uncomfortable Before It Is Beautiful

We each endure cycles of growth throughout the span of our lives. The beginning of new growth often starts with a seed. There’s something that happens to initiate development, be it personal or professional.

Overtime the seed grows into something larger and we find ourselves expanding. We bloom. Eventually, we grow so much in our current environment that we have to replant ourselves to continue the growth. The cycle looks like this: seed-grow-uproot-replant-settle. Then it repeats itself.

When a potted plant grows too large for the pot it’s in, its roots begin to grow out from the drainage hole on the bottom. The plant is seeking more opportunity for growth as the roots search for more soil and water. It has grown larger than what its current environment can sustain. If it’s not replanted, it’ll stay the same.

Growth continues after it’s been repotted. But there’s a process that the plant, and more specifically ourselves, go through before being settled in a new environment.