Trees grow up through their branches, down through their roots and grow wider with each passing year. As growth occurs, trees eventually shed their protective bark to make way for growth. Humans are the same way.

Just as trees need bark as a protective shield while growth occurs, you need boundaries to defend your vulnerabilities as your potential unfolds … but your ongoing growth depends on your ability to shed this “bark” of protection when it is no longer needed. In some cases, an inability to shed this bark will constrict your ability to realize your full potential.

But unlike trees, which shed their bark automatically, you must consciously adjust your comfort zones. Create the mental space you need to learn new skills, to stretch your thinking, to deepen your emotions … and to grow!

Enjoy this uplifting video with words and images from The Nature of Excellence photographic gift book.