“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Before a caterpillar can become a beautiful butterfly it must undergo a painful and challenging transformation as it morphs into a cocoon and finally emerges.
Our transformation into the best versions of ourselves is similar. When we see others who are happy, successful, or living out their dreams, we simply see the final product and often fail to recognize the effort they put into their transformation. You can have the exact same thing, finding happiness and realizing your own version of success, but in order to get there you must be willing to put in the effort to transform, even when it is challenging.