I was having a conversation with two of my colleagues, and we were sharing our stories, and one of them concluded by saying: "I have a way to grow."
That's not much different than the oft-stated "I have a ways to go," but in hindsight, I appreciated her abundant perspective and acknowledgment that growth is part of evolution.
As a coach, I hear the latter statement often and come to think of it; the client who mutters it is usually charged with anxiety, scared to grow, and full of doubt.
Recognizing and accepting growth as inherent in the unfolding of personal transformation is an act of humility, grace, and generosity.
"Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still." Chinese Proverb