I'm a 16 year old girl just looking to make herself the best person she can be. This is my journey. My peregrination. Unlike most self-development minded people, I don't know what I'm doing. So you get to watch me, and even join me, as I try to figure life out. Ahhhh scary concept, I know. But you can check in on me here on We Heart It, I POST EVERY DAY SUNDAY-FRIDAY. Thanks for clicking on this article!

I'm sorry about missing a post yesterday, and today will be a mediocre post for the same reason. If you're a regular to my posts, you know I had a difficult discussion yesterday. (Here's that article...)

Basically I took yesterday and today and focused more strongly on family / personal goals. I don't want to say I took a break from self-development and bettering my life, because I still consider the last few days to be extremely intentional and beneficial for me. They were just good for me in different ways than usual, more personal, life-induced ways. And I'm here to say, I think that's important. I really needed to take a "break" from my more intentional goals and focus on some deeper growth for a bit, because it was necessary, and sometimes life brings you situations in which you have no choice but to grow, or drown. So I am choosing to grow. I am careful to advise you all in this first however, because I personally know how easy it is to take this reason as an excuse to justify yourself a break when you really don't need one. So take this advice, but really self-reflect (a concept we've been talking about lately) and make sure you aren't lying to yourself. We've all done it. Anyways, that's all for an update. I should be back on track tomorrow, or close to it. :)

Day 15 of Jumpstart Your Growth:

Here's the book I'm following:

If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination. Become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.
~ Darren Hardy

I have to start off by saying I really love today's quote. It encompasses what we're talking about today really well. John Maxwell attributes four words to growing towards where you want to be. Here they are:

Awareness - This symbolizes knowing where you are and where you're going. If you don't like where you're going, write out steps you need to take to change your path.

Action - This symbolizes doing something specific every day to bring you closer to your goals.

Accountability - This symbolizes a person to keep you accountable. You want a person who care about your well-being and will check up regularly on your progress.

Attraction - This symbolizes the like-minded people you attract as you grow, to support you and help you in your journey.

These four words help keep you moving forward, and the writing prompt helps reflect on that: What steps must you take (beginning today) in the areas of awareness, action, accountability, and attractions, to move closer to doing what you want to do? Try this writing prompt! I'll be getting deeper into these four words in a later article, because I really like them, but again, today is still kinda a day off for me, so I don't have time today to dive too deep. But keep watching, it's coming! For now, just follow along. :)

Did I do what I said in my last post I would do? Yes, the difficult conversation went the best it could've gone for me personally.
How did I fail today? I wasn't myself around my grandparent's.
How did I succeed today? I got a TON of reading done!!
Tomorrow I will: Get my room cleaned out.

Thanks for reading! If you have any advice, questions, comments, concerns, suggestions... Or if you just want to tell me about your pet rock. I don't care. I love messages, please go right ahead and let me know what you think!

Um bye.