What Breeds Value in Your Life?

kintsukurokiThink about the most challenging times in your life.  Did they teach you valuable lessons that added texture and dimension to you as a person?  Did they allow you to gain experience, perspective and understanding?  Would you say this was valuable?

In what ways can you see that these value-added experiences have helped shape who you are?  Are you now better equipped to add value to others’ lives because of these challenging learning experiences?

Just like Kintsukuroi, every time we have an experience in which we are “broken” just a bit, it allows us to fill those broken places within us with something far more valuable than what lay there previously.

The key?  See difficult experiences as opportunities for growth and betterment. Remember, we learn and grow most during challenge, not during times of comfort.