This is my third week twenty-four. I look back at this point to see if I have improved over the last six months. Each year the answer is yes. Every year there is growth.
The first year I wanted to avoid going on Marco Polo and was uncomfortable on Zoom. While I am not on Marco Polo often, it is not because I am uncomfortable there, but I prefer to be on Zoom calls, where I can interact with people and am now very comfortable.
Over the three years, I have become more open, less guarded, and more willing to talk to people I don’t know. These may seem like small changes, but they aren’t to me. My confidence has increased. It may not be where I want it to be, but every small step gets me closer to where I want to be.
I think I have a very thick layer of concrete that chips away rather slowly. Maybe one day, a giant chip will fall off, and the progress will accelerate rapidly. Until then, I am happy with the progress I have made. If it were not for MKE, there would be no progress. So, I plod on and continue to grow until I get all the cement off. Then polish the gold and continue to grow.
I am grateful for the progress made so far. I know I am happier with my life each time I go through MKE. That keeps me coming back. This year I am looking forward to going to MKE live, where I expect a boost in my growth.