I spotted this majestic looking tree out on a cold wet run a few weeks back. As I posted it on Instagram there was no need to apply a filter to make it brighter or more beautiful. Despite the dreary conditions, I thought it was perfect just as it was - unfiltered.
It made me think about how we apply filters to our own lives... and what our friends the trees can teach us.
Taking off the filters Yes self improvement is awesome - I love learning and taking care of myself, but it's so important to remember that we are already "enough" right now. We already have everything we need to fulfill our true potential if we just have the confidence to reach for what we want.
We don't always need a "brighter filter", "sharpening up", or "retouching" before taking those steps to achieve our goals.
Time is too short to wait until we are "better", til it's the right time, until we are older, or have more resources. Let go of the negative self talk, take action, and jump in the deep end!
Stay strong through the storms... ...accepting that we might loose a few leaves along the way at the time but we'll be even brighter and stronger when the sun comes out like the trees come spring (and if spring would like to hurry up right now that would be amazing - as I'm totally done with the cold!).