Updated: May 6, 2021
2020 is one of the most challenging years on record. Despite the chaos, it's incredible to see people share their success stories through personal development, consistency and sheer willpower to advance themselves. During an unprecedented combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, a resurgence of the social Justice movements that has pushed hard conversations that we must confront to the surface and a major election, it's been nothing short of overwhelming.
One of the latest trends that reflects this expression of personal growth and change is the "how it started and how it's going" social media posts where people share a "before" image and a "current" image showing the changes and transformations they have gone through over a period of time. Whether it be body goal transformations, career goals checkpoints or acceptance letter into the university of their dreams after hard work. These before and after posts show how people are continuing their strive for excellence within themselves and the many facets of life.
These posts serve as reminders that the distance from your dreams isn't as far as we may always feel and with the right discipline, time commitment and personal adjustments, you can accomplish the successes you desire, even amid a crisis. As well as share that inspiration with others who are seeking to accomplish the same things. While the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic is real, the power to rise above circumstance in visibly in our own hands.