Progress is like the branches of a tree

Have you ever taken the time to look at the branches on a tree? If you have, you may have noticed that they all grow in the same direction; toward the sun. Like branches on a tree, you are always growing and progressing in your life.

 

Struggles are a part of the growth that you experience in your life. However, you may have learned along the way that unless you are doing well all the time you are not progressing. You are not growing. 

 

This is not true.

 

When I speak to my clients about what progress looks like in life, and in therapy, I ask them to take a close look at the branches of a tree.

 

Because progress is like the branches of a tree.

 

The next time you are feeling discouraged, depressed, or hopeless in your journey toward wellness, think about the branches of a tree and remind yourself that you are always growing and that whatever is happening in your life is part of the process of moving forward. Just like the branches of a tree, with each step you take in your journey, you grow in the same positive direction.  The branches of a tree grow in the direction of light. You, too, are always moving toward light, hope, growth.

 

Sometimes the branches on a tree become heavy and start to droop and when it is time, the tree lets go of these branches, allowing them to break away, making room for new ones to grow. If you have things in your life that are wearing you down, it may be time to let them go and make room in your life for new opportunities for growth.

 

If you're ready to let go of the things that are weighing you down, contact us to learn more about how we can help you in your journey toward wellness.

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