Delayed Growth

The Idea

Contributed by @philhagspiel |  Edited and curated by @philhagspiel

Growth sometimes only becomes obvious in hindsight.

Self Perception

Every so often, we go through phases of perceived stagnation — commonly triggered by the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or a deeply felt lethargy and lack of orientation in a phase of our life.

Sometimes, we only understand years later how the emotional and spiritual chaos back then actually helped us let go of emotional baggage, define new values, develop new interests or understand more about who we are when no one’s looking.

Periods of realization of our personal growth can be temporally decoupled from the period of growth itself.

"One does not discover new countries without consenting to losing sight, for a very long time, of the shore."

— Andre Gide

Go Deep

Go Beyond

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