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There is something powerful about nostalgic memories. They bring back all emotions, reminiscences, and details you thought you had forgotten about, as swift as that fall-wind blowing on your face. Some may see holding on to the past to be a bad thing. I say remembering the past is a powerful way to measure our growth and appreciate our journey. How do you truly know how far you have come without first understanding what and how you have done? As I took time off recently, watching old movies and going back to places I grew up, I found myself reflecting and remembering what I took to be on my journey. What I told myself I will do and how far I told myself I would go. What was I willing to really do for growth? I had to get comfortable with change and uncertainty. I had to learn to be more patient. Has it been easy? No. But looking back, they always paid off. Nostalgic memories also helped me be reminded that this is a marathon, not a sprint.

As I set new goals for the season, I look back at my progress bars and think about what are smarter and thoughtful goal-setting approaches. It energizes me knowing what is possible, and that I am another step closer to moving mountains.

What about you? What are memories that you can look back at to see how far you have come? What are things that can help you be reminded of what you are willing to do for your growth?

With love,

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox

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Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang, Founder, and CEO of InnovatorsBox® and Author of Rethink Creativity is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. She helps companies rethink culture, leadership, and team development by making creativity practical and relatable regardless of industry or job title. She has worked with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert. She holds an M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

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