I love the story of the Ugly Duckling because he struggled with self-image, belonging, personal performance, bullying and general unhappiness.
Until he didn’t.
During his transformation everything around him remained the same:
- The family occupied the same nest.
- The bullies were still throwing barbs at anyone who would stop long enough to listen.
- They were all floating on the same pond.
Only the way he saw himself.
Yes, there was a physical alteration on his outside, but it wasn’t until the Ugly Duckling saw himself differently from his inside that transformation took place.
True transformation requires of us the inside work — the place only you know — and can happen with one turn in the mirror.
Because once you’ve transformed you’ll never see yourself the same way again.If you like this post, you can subscribe to receive regular doses of encouragement and inspiration to help you on your way: