I know my own strengths and weaknesses. I understand my personality and try to change and improve some aspects of it. For the past few years, my belief was that if I applied small changes in my mentality, and shifts in attitude, I could create an entire personality change. It was partially right. I need to have the mentality in order to change myself. But complete personality morphs has to occur over time. Having sudden, major experiences can change who we are over the short term, but the mundane, monotonous minor experiences that we live through day in and day out alter us more.
I think about how I have grown every few months. It used to be that I could never notice myself changing. I always thought the same. My perspective has undergone a radical transformation in the past few years, though. Every time I ask myself how I have grown now, I realize I wouldn't ask the same questions, nor make the same decisions.
In truth, it is about every single day. Each day adds a new layer of growth. Small experiences shape who I am, who I will become. And while I think I can predict what I will do each time I face a situation, I know that it will be different every time I look at it. Every experience is a layer upon us. Layer upon layer, we are the sum of our experiences.
Every day is a gift. A gift to explore who we are.