My life is like a funnel.

I started wide. I was at the surface.

I didn’t know myself. I had no idea who I was, what I wanted, and what I stood for.

I tried many things. I explored and experimented.

I went in multiple directions. I got lost and confused.

I’ve slowly and steadily made progress. I never quit. I never gave up. I persisted. I was resilient. I wish I could say I was patient.

I’m now at the small end of the funnel.

I’m getting narrow. I’m getting deep, specific, and focused.

I started my journey with no values, beliefs, and principles. I may have had them but didn’t think about them. I now have clearly established values, beliefs, and priorities.

I know exactly who I am, what I want, and what I stand for.

Working our way through our funnel is a process. It takes time and will test us. Will we settle? Will we quit?

The process can be lonely, challenging, frustrating, painful, and depressing.

When we consistently work on ourselves, we slowly learn who we are and become who we are.

Start wide. Put a lot in your funnel. Try and do. Win and lose. Make mistakes. Fail and learn. Charge and retreat. Change direction. Backpedal. Reinvent yourself as many times as necessary.

See who and what makes it’s way to the bottom.

As the hole gets smaller, we grow stronger and better. We become our more true, natural, beautiful selves.